Ercoupe 1946 Ercoupe N99047, SN 1670, 415 C, LSA Compliant TT: 2469 SMOH: 190 See 87 more photos at.
Ercoupe N99047, SN 1670, 415-C, LSA Compliant
TT: 2469 SMOH: 190
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The owner of this Ercoupe spent the better part of the 2014 having N99047 restored. This was not a backyard project. All work was performed by a licensed A&P, IA. The owner intended this to be his “fun plane” for blue sky flying for $100 hamburgers. He uses his other aircraft, a Mitsubishi MU-2, for 300 knot cross country trips. No expense was spared to make this Ercoupe a safe, well appointed, handsome bird. The engine, a Continental C-90, has only 190 hours since major. This engine develops 95 HP, making N99047 a stellar performer. I flew her last week and was indicating 800 FPM climb at 80 MPH (it was a cold day). She is a 415C so the gross weight is 1260, easily increased to 1320 with the purchase of the STC from Alpha Aviation for only $200.00. The engine has a light weight starter from Sky-Tec. In addition, the old, heavy generator was removed, replaced by the light weight and powerful Plane-Power alternator. A spin on oil filter was added, too. The engine compartment is clean as a whistle. New valve cover gaskets were recently installed. In 2014, the entire airframe was stripped, acid etched, alodined and painted. The interior is new, a beautiful sky blue and steel grey fabric and vinyl, by Airtex. It has the extended baggage compartment, eliminating the small canvas bag behind the seat. Also installed in 2014 was an STC’d inertial seatbelt/shoulder restraint system. Visibility at night will not be a problem with landing lights in the wing and on each landing gear leg, controlled by separate switches. All the fuses were replaced with circuit breakers. The panel is beautiful! All the engine gauges are new Mitchell products. The com, a Microair 760 has a built-in intercom as well as memory channels for storage of your most used frequencies. It also has a “priority” mode which allows you to listen to one frequency (ATIS) while the radio monitors another (Tower). If Tower calls, the radio will switch automatically. Also recently installed and certified is a new Sandia STX 165 transponder. This all solid state unit is not only a transponder and encoder, but has three timer functions and a pressure altitude display. All this great new technology fits perfectly with the original Ercoupe pretzel yokes with PTT switches on both. The wings are fabric and in perfect condition. The nav lights keep you legal for night operation. This Ercoupe has the highly desired “split tail” mod found on the later E models. It doesn’t have rudder pedals. Braking is no problem with Cleveland brakes. There really isn’t much more you can do to make this aircraft better then it is. There are a couple of items that are not perfect. One, the windows, while perfectly functional, have a little haze. The fairing where the wing attaches to the fuselage has a few dimples (people pushing the aircraft from them). All the logs are available from 1946. The aircraft is free of any liens or encumbrances. The annual inspection was completed December, 2014. Aircraft is located at N07 in NJ.
We encourage your visit, with your mechanic, prior to bidding. Winning bidder must provide a $2000 deposit within 48 hours of auction close. The balance is due within 14 days. If you are not 100 percent satisfied with the aircraft when you come to pick her up, your deposit will be immediate refunded, no questions asked. Delivery anywhere in the lower 48 for $200/day plus expense.
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