Breadcrumbs

Folding Wing modification

  • 10141
  • Topic Author
07 Nov 2015 11:01 #1 by 10141
Replied by 10141 on topic Folding Wing modification
Yup, I've seen that one. I was wondering how the approval process might work and how likely it might be to be approved.

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

More
06 Nov 2015 14:38 #2 by Larry Snyder
Replied by Larry Snyder on topic Folding Wing modification
The company in Canada has one field approval for the modification, however, you would have to get it approved for your specific airplane. As of late, FSDOs are loathe to approve such modifications based on previous 337s. Better be sure to get that approval before doing anything! You might have a spiffy, wing-folding lawn ornament otherwise!

Larry
N99340

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

More
02 Nov 2015 20:26 #3 by Ronald Raty
Replied by Ronald Raty on topic Folding Wing modification
Here is a little more information, and a picture. Notice this is a Canadian company. There is some question as to if this is an FAA approved modification.
members.shaw.ca/falconark/FA/ErcoupeMods.htm
The following user(s) said Thank You: 10141

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

  • 10141
  • Topic Author
02 Nov 2015 06:03 #4 by 10141
Replied by 10141 on topic Folding Wing modification
Actually, Yes. The idea is to be trailerable and allow someone to keep the aircraft in their garage (if they so desire) without having to fully remove the wings. With the costs in aviation continuing to go up I thinking this would be another step in making Coupes more affordable to keep and operate. :-)

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

More
01 Nov 2015 20:10 #5 by Ronald Raty
Replied by Ronald Raty on topic Folding Wing modification
I suppose this would be useful for hangaring on an aircraft carrier. :)

Was the idea that it be trailer-able? Otherwise, I'm not sure why anyone would want to do this.

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

  • 10141
  • Topic Author
31 Oct 2015 12:44 #6 by 10141
Folding Wing modification was created by 10141
So I guess this could fall under the Destination or Tech help category. We recently went on vacation to Hope, ID and went to the Bird Museum (Dr. Bird recently died and his wife died in a plane crash about 2 weeks ago). While there I noticed an Alon A2 (see link) that had a folding wing modification, tail number N21DB. I only remember seeing one Ercoupe (or variant) with an STC for this. Thoughts? I wonder if this modification is something that others in the community could make to their aircraft? Interesting possibility. On a side note, while talking with the volunteers at the museum I discovered that Mrs. Bird learned to fly in an Ercoupe and was an accomplished pilot.

www.birdaviationmuseum.com/birdairplanes.htm

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

Time to create page: 0.100 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum