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13 Mar 2019 07:37 #1849 by Joey Shreve
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Hmmm BBQ at Bolton Field. There are 6 flyable Ercoupes at Butler County Airport HAO in Hamilton Ohio, but sadly no BBQ.

Weather permitting I fly somewhere every weekend.

Joey Shreve
Liberty Twp, OH
Sport Pilot; May 2017
N99773

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12 Mar 2019 15:07 #1848 by Edgar Biehl
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Hi Jon, I am Ed Biehl, also a new member(Feb-19). Just bought an A-2 in October, I am at Bolton Field (Hangar I-2) Call and stop by for a visit and chat. 614-843-0190
Us Buckeyes gotta stick together!

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27 Feb 2019 20:42 #1837 by Gene Hershey
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Welcome to the Ercoupe world, Jon. They r great little airplanes! My recommendation wud be to finish ur PPL in an aircraft with rudders, then buy an Ercoupe without rudders {unless u plan to go on to more ratings). Years ago I owned 415c with rudders while my hangar neighbor had one without. We wud often trade planes and fly together. We both agreed that in THIS comparison the rudderless plane was a nicer flyer than the one with rudders. That said, an Ercoupe with rudders is also a good choice. U can't loose with either. 25 yrs later I now have one without them and I'm happy as a clam.

Question for Bill: what kind of empty wt do u have for ur IFR 'coupe? Mine is 944 lbs with metal prop, wheel pants and 30 gal tanks.


Gene Hershey. (Just rejoined the group)

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04 Feb 2019 14:14 #1811 by Steve McNew
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Good choice you're making, Jon! We have some limitations, like any light plane has, and heavy weather is one of them. Still, on Feb. 3, I had a wonderful fly, out of Phillipsburg, near Dayton - Best therapy for almost anything, I think! Be considering, if you have not yet, whether to look for Light Sport, or not - My bird is LSA, but the limitations are of no real concern to me. AOPA Pilot this issue (Yaks on the cover) mentions us in the article on inexpensive planes - Read all you can, as I'm sure you are already doing, and we look forward to sharing the Western Ohio (etc) skies! Steve

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02 Aug 2018 08:18 #1612 by Jon Kovacic
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Thank you very much Bill for the helpful advice!

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02 Aug 2018 07:46 #1611 by William James
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good choice. The Ercoupe is an excellent starter and in my case, finisher aircraft. I bought and learned in an Ercoupe in 1964 and after 13 different aircraft I am now back in the "coupe" (N919BJ) When u start looking at coupes try and find one with rudder cables . Good to have rudder experience as you move on to different birds. Check with me when you are ready to buy, I may be ready to sell mine. I am 78 and figure to hang it up in the next year or so. My bird is fully IFR certified with 30 gal wing tanks , no header tank.
Call me if you have questions

Bill James
330 495 6041
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Canton, Ohio

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