Trying to refine these for the comm. Ercoupe Crosswind Component. It was first manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) shortly before World War II; several other manufacturers continued its production after the war. AD List; STC & 337 List; Service Bulletins; Type Certificates; TSO or not; Model Conversions; Ercoupe Articles. One minute 58 seconds later, the ship was at an altitude of 1000feet, its climb averaging out at 500fpm at 65 mph at 2175 rpm. Otherwise, you will join the ranks of the embarrassed who have departed the upwind side of a runway while negotiating a crosswind in an Ercoupe. Tech@Ercoupe.groups.io; Topics × Close Search. But the funny part is that many of us already have to look back to some crosswind landing in an Ercoupe to find the one we made with the most crosswind! Recent Forum Topics; Login. At that exact moment in time, … It wasn’t a radical change – just slightly different perspective on lining up for touchdown. Go figure…”, Another pilot mentioned that he read somewhere, “…that people who do this are often trying to put the center of the plane on the center line. Username. The wind picked me up and pushed me over the taxiway where Josef was crossing. Ercoupe landing and first attempt at video with a FLIP - which did not do a good job with the propeller. You mention that the Ercoupe is tricky to land in a crosswind but that is not accurate. à|gi™|§¥½ƒ>n4Kãò4π. Landing a new (new to me) airplane requires a slightly new skill set, or a period of transition from another airplane to the new one. You are here: Home. Ercoupe Attracts Windy and/or Wet Weather. One member expressed his Biggest Landing Challenge as not always landing on the centerline of a runway. When I first got my PPL, I knew I was a little weak in crosswind landings. Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by spiderweb, Mar 17, 2011. Ercoupe 415-C FOR REFERENCE ONLY Page 5 Ercoupe 415-C FOR REFERENCE ONLY Page 20 KOCH CHART CARBURETOR ICE REFERENCE CHART Light Signal Ground Flight Green (steady) Cleared for Takeoff Cleared to Land Green (flashing) Cleared to Taxi Return for Landing Red (steady) STOP Give way to others . A while back, on a fairly windy and bumpy day, I was working on finishing up my BFR. The Ercoupe has had its full share of this as far as cross wind landings go. It really did seem to help a bit with putting the centerline in front of “me” – rather than where I perceived the center of the airplane to be. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Whatever method one uses down final, the actual landing is on the upwind wheel. We got to Martin State (KMTN) and heard the info for Runway 15, winds 22 kts at 240. However, fly over to Martin State (MTN) with it’s 7000 x 180 foot runway – and I easily straddle the center paint. And I had about 5 hours of CAVU weather before we were scheduled to be at our Daughter’s home for Thanksgiving Dinner. Takeoffs are Optional, Landings are Mandatory, Landing the Ercoupe on the Runway Centerline. Fatal stalls dogged the light airplanes of the day, as did botched crosswind landings and ground loops. The other day I was perusing a thread entitled, “Biggest Landing … Topics Toggle Dropdown. Better yet, an Ercoupe can handle a crosswind of twice the velocity that can be dealt with by almost any other airplane. In my case, the new plane is an Ercoupe, which is a “fun” aircraft and a joy to fly. Otherwise, you will join the ranks of the embarrassed who have departed the upwind side of a runway while negotiating a crosswind in an Ercoupe. Talk about x-wind fears! Title: Microsoft Word - Ercoupe 415C Operator Handbook.doc Author: lda9023 Created Date: 5/22/2008 11:25:00 AM 3 Comments Pilot Bob says: February 19, 2009 at 10:59 am WOW! This is a 2-3 hour job. Here is a short video of one of those landings…, It was a beautiful day – cool, crisp and clear. Not a member yet? I thought ERCO’s model 415 “Ercoupe” had a distinctive twin-tail design, which many thought was intended to reflect highly successful American twin-tailed aircraft of World War II (such as the B-24, B-25 and P-38). Landing a new (new to me) airplane requires a slightly new skill set, or a period of transition from another airplane to the new one. How to trailer an Ercoupe; Ercoupe Tools; Ercoupe Videos; Ercoupe Apparel; Ercoupe ADs/TCs/STCs. Ercoupe drivers often fly in crosswind conditions that ground Piper, … Messages; Expanded; Polls; Hashtags #59-5-4; #AV-30 - uAvionics AC-30 certified multi-function AI/DG; #donation-request; #monthly-notice; Search. Password Log in. Crosswind Landing the Ercoupe at Harford County Airport. The Ercoupe has no separate rudder control so you have to crab into a crosswind and land sideways; the plane will straighten up on its own. The ERCO Ercoupe is an American low-wing monoplane aircraft that was first flown in 1937. Sign in here for member only content! However, good airmanship. Weick gave his Ercoupe tricycle landing gear and trailing-link main gear to help make challenging landings tamer, and he limited elevator up-travel to help reduce the potential for a stall. Flight Review for learning in a fun flying sort of way, Jinx is Broken at Butter Valley Golf Port in Bally PA, Ercoupe Airplanes Love Landing on Grass Runways, Back in the Saddle Again – Ercoupe Saddle That Is, Crosswind Landing the Ercoupe at Harford County Airport, Ercoupe Owners Club members meet for lunch. Any Time Any time; Past hour; Past 24 hours; Past week; Past month; Past year; Custom range... × Close Custom Range. OK, flying the Ercoupe on a windy day is easy but getting the video “right” was not. (The three-control airplanes are usually found in heaps on the downwind sides of runways after mishandling, a primitive form of segregation, perhaps.) Over the years, the Porters’ Ercoupe has taken them on a lot of adventures. So come along and go through a cross wind landing with me in one! Another pilot stated that he, “…consistently lands left of centreline on wider runways. This video is unavailable. Landing Gear; Propeller; Rear Top Skin; Seats/belts; Tank repair; Windows; Wings; Ercoupe Care. Reminder: Order new business checks today! These days, by nature of its design, the Ercoupe/Aircoupe doesn’t come across as having an abundance of testosterone, so what may be the funkiest two-place airplane from the 1940s is a bit of a sleeper on the used market. We were about to put my recently-purchased Ercoupe to the test, although not quite that severe of a test. ErCoupe landing on a hot day. IMO, is being able to “FLY” the airplane, not just “drive it” around. Basic flying characteristics are the same as modern aircraft with one exception. ?” on the Purple Board for Pilots. That was posted on Thanksgiving Day. In my case, the new plane is an Ercoupe, which is a “fun” aircraft and a joy to fly. Click on Subscribe in the menu at the top to join! I figured I would head to the airport and give that advice a try. Search Cancel. Going from the 172 to a plane with the wing in the right place (change in perspective), no rudder pedals (no problem with that), but no flaps and a Hershey Bar shaped wing with a sink rate similar to a sack of potatoes – all belongs in a thread (and/or blog post) of its own. Though the main landing gear is sturdy, it is not abnormally strong and certainly doesn't "swivel." At their first attendance of the National Ercoupe Fly-in in Minden, Nebraska, Bob demonstrated the remarkable crosswind landing ability of the airplane by landing on the north/south runway while the winds were 25 knots straight out of the east. Your email address will not be published. Questions are asked and answered, ideas are presented and commented upon, and a good time is had by all. Nice find. In the Ercoupes with linked rudders/ailerons, in a cross-wind, the airplane is landed in a wing-level crab. If the tail height is below 68 inches, the doughnuts should be replaced. I am using a paved runway of 2000 x 40 feet; and I am consistently left of centerline. Learn how your comment data is processed. We always get a bit of turbulence on final for 28 because of the mixture of trees, fields and buildings. For reference to that mumbo-jumbo, just look at the head-on shot in the head of this page (at the top). Normal height of the vertical stabilizers is 75 inches. That was a lot of ‘coupes! I jumped in addressing “my” centerline idiosyncrasy: “Sooooo…I seem to have developed an opposite “syndrome” at the home-drome. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > spiderweb Final Approach. I applaud you for your judgment on landing at another airport with more favorable wind conditions. An Ercoupe is supposed to have a demonstrated crosswind component of 25 knots. Ercoupe Owners Club for owners of Ercoupes, Forneys, Alons and Mooney M10's ... new main landing gear doughnuts may be required, perhaps spacers will also be needed to bring the height up to normal. A while back, on a fairly windy and bumpy day, I was working on finishing up my BFR. filter. ëóÔé4»Îv:¸t»Ü›/ˆ§P7l-¬_Q¯!ãöZ–pYҋü÷,X°$bž[ƒ´Ù΃“6çŸ×w³Nß½‚Kñ?ÐpÚ»0¾§t’d³’^§ô:¡öû('4›M®lQ&7çitj„Æȕq6¦&R{]ù\¬é4…¡FùÖçv>½µvLò1-Ó¸¼¥Û"§]Õ}N«ÛÂZzÏ These are always fun airplanes to fly! Ercoupe Crosswind Component. Well, I can relate to that, so I joined in the discussion. That created only a slight crosswind component for Runway 28, which can be seen in the angle of crab during the later part of final approach. “Good call,” he said. The other day I was perusing a thread entitled, “Biggest Landing Challenge? However, the x-wind died out at ground level and the Ercoupe straightened out just before contacting the tarmac. (You should see the “bouncing” on a gusty day. But this is a first attempt and I used a cheap Flip Video… Read More » Bill Nov 09, 2008 4 Comments. Joined: Feb 22, 2005 Messages: 9,488 Display Name: Display name: Ben. But this is a first attempt and I used a cheap Flip Video… Read More » Bill Nov 09, 2008 4 Comments. The wind was about 10-12 knots with gusts to 18 or 20 and from a direction of 300 degrees. Crosswind landing Technique--right after touchdown. Ercoupe and the Enterprise User Menu. I hit the power and went over him. OK, flying the Ercoupe on a windy day is easy but getting the video “right” was not. I flew for nearly an hour and the wind was mostly a crosswind from the west, so in the video I was setting up for a slight drift to the right on final. The fuel indicator (you can see the shadow move) is about 4 inches to left of center. Your email address will not be published. Turn the camera on and the wind swings around – go figure. OK, so I did a few TOLs yesterday – working up an appetite for that Thanksgiving Dinner. Then I bought a 7KCAB Citabria. All in all, the subject is overworked. Between Toggle Calendar. Before climbing into the Ercoupe, it was necessary to lower the two side panels which, when closed, meet at the very top of the cabin. (The three-control airplanes are usually found in heaps on the downwind sides of runways after mishandling, a primitive form of segregation, perhaps.) (Actually, the crosswind takeoff is more of an experience.) Crosswind Landing the Ercoupe at Harford County Airport. I stated: Don’t want to get into the “changes” and challenges of going from the C-172 in which I was re-learning how to fly – to doing my BFR “stuff” in my newly purchased Ercoupe. Keep in mind that this is with NO RUDDER PEDALS. Flying Proficiency. Already a member? For perspective on the camera angle…the camera is wedged in next to the compass and is about 3 inches to the right-center of the windshield. What I read was written by some instructor who suggested the solution to this particular problem was telling the pilot to put themselves on the center line rather than the center of the plane.”. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Breadcrumbs. Watch Queue Queue A quick repositioning trip in a 1946 Ercoupe. TAKE-OFF in the Club-Air was accomplished in 12 seconds from a standing start and crosswind. That video (and listening to ATC) gave me goosebumps, brought me back to my visit to AirVenture in 2008. 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