Used Aircraft Guide

November 2013 Issue


Too often overlooked, the line has abilities that will surprise the uninitiated.

Everyone knows the Ercoupe was designed to be super safe by making it stall and spin-proof, yet few know it racked up a number of firsts including first successful production GA airplane that had a nosewheel or that had a fully cowled engine—making it faster than most of its contemporaries. Even fewer are aware that its design means it can handle a crosswind of double the velocity that can be dealt with by almost any other airplane.

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