Breadcrumbs

How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?

More
11 May 2020 16:58 #2724 by Bruce Bennett
Replied by Bruce Bennett on topic How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?
My 415C with the 75 hp engine is a very basic VFR with fabric wings and canvas baggage compartment. It was weighed at the Iowa Ercoupe Convention last year and came in at 902 lbs empty. Someone had repainted the wings long ago by adding paint. I suspect the extra paint is a 20 lb weight penalty but I have no intention of recovering the wings to save the weight. :-)
-Bruce Bennett

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 May 2020 02:28 #2721 by Michael Hainen
Replied by Michael Hainen on topic How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?
so far none under 900 lbs. I guess that Wikipedia figure of a 750 lb Ercoupe is a real unicorn, An 850 pounder would be too much to hope for Keep'em coming.

Rustypilot Mike

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 May 2020 11:49 #2720 by John Jones
Replied by John Jones on topic How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?
My Alon comes in at a svelte 984.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
07 May 2020 22:06 #2719 by Jack Lawless
Replied by Jack Lawless on topic How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?
Well the Alons are heavier but have a gross weight of 1450. The empty weight on my Alon is 988.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
07 May 2020 20:43 #2718 by Ted Dake
Replied by Ted Dake on topic How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?
Hi Michael, welcome to EOC, but I too am just a very new member and owner of a Completely restored 1946 415 C model that was pretty much bare bones original equipment, however it did have a Trig radio and Trig Transponder with original instruments. The radio and transponder probably weighed LESS than one pound, but the old 1946 instrument package weighed estimated +8 lbs. I replaced them with all newer models which weighed MUCH less and kept the old instruments as desk paperweights. The empty weight on my W&B was 877 lbs and the Max Gross Weight was listed as 1260 lbs. No rudder pedals. Needless to say, I purchased the additional GW STC to get increased weight allowed up to 1320 lbs. My aircraft was fully painted exterior with Jet Glow paint AND all the interior surfaces fully painted with anti corrosion Self etching silver colored primer. The engine is a C85 with an STC for installed O-200 crank (225 hrs since owner complete rebuild with all UNIVAIR new parts kit). I have added super sound proofing, leather interior, Carb Air Temp gage and ADS-B in and out. The current GW is 901 lbs with a useful load of 419 lbs. Good luck with “knocking the Rust Off” the flying skills. You will find the Ercoupe a “piece of cake” and great fun airplane. Cheers, Ted Dake, LSA/Com SEL/MEL/Instr

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
07 May 2020 19:23 #2717 by Michael Hainen
Replied by Michael Hainen on topic How much does your ERCOUPE WEIGH?
Looks nice, can't do it, I'm wearing your instrument panel around my waist.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.131 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum