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08 Apr 2017 07:24 #867 by Kevin Gassert
Kevin Gassert replied the topic: Anyone Spread Ashes with an Ercoupe?
Hi John,

What serial number is your 41 and where are you? I have serial number 38.

Kevin

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18 Jan 2017 12:06 #783 by Wolf Emonds
Wolf Emonds replied the topic: Anyone Spread Ashes with an Ercoupe?
You can roll the ashes up in a flag and then let go of the roll but hang onto the leading edge of the flag. A piece of cordage tied through a grommet or two on the flag and then bound to your wrist works well to prevent accidentally dropping it. In the slipstream the flag unrolls and poof out goes the contents. It works but in My ercoupe it leaves behind a dusting of ash along the aft fuselage and leading edges of the horizontal stabilizer and vertical stab/rudder. Since ashes are not really ashes but rather ground up bone this can be rather abrasive to your poor little coupe. Now I'm building an air cannon that will sit in the baggage compartment and launch the bone chips out via a longer pipe sticking out of the open cockpit of my coupe.

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11 Jan 2017 23:08 #781 by John Ayres
John Ayres replied the topic: Anyone Spread Ashes with an Ercoupe?
This is my first message as I just bought my 1941 and have not even flown it yet. I have scattered hundreds of cremains over the last 30 years. Most were from a Cessna 172, some from a Cherokee six and lots from a 180. The best way is to just hang it on the propeller, as slow as you can go and get both arms out the window. I always placed them in a paper bag so I could break it open and let them flow out. You will sometimes get some back in the plane if your arms are not far enough out.

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27 Feb 2016 13:03 #346 by Paul Gilman
Paul Gilman replied the topic: Anyone Spread Ashes with an Ercoupe?
PBGilman N94087 my first flight instructor used to spread ashes at sea for a mortuary..He used a Grumman Tiger to do the distribution..He said he got a bath in ashes the first few attempts..
I suggest you do some trial runs with something like cornflakes to sharpen your skills..
Good Luck..

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27 Feb 2016 11:39 #345 by Larry Snyder
Larry Snyder created the topic: Anyone Spread Ashes with an Ercoupe?
OK, this is kind of weird, but someone called and asked me about spreading the ashes of a deceased loved one from an Ercoupe. He says he did it a long time ago, but would like to see if anyone has figured out a technique for doing it properly. Interesting question!

Larry
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