They grow on you,Ercoups..the simplicity of a earlier time. Today ,its still popular this plane among some.,Kinda like the Ford Edsel..they have a following!..Was..not always like this....The COUPE BASHING was great fun at the strips....No tail wheel??? no rudder Pedals?..steers like a car??..the ,or ER Coupe,or HIC coupe..often was not the choice of the HOT SHOTS...a GRANNIE PLANE!!....The J-3 was the Thing!!..But super ego's prevailed..they became stored in the back of lots,garages..Today before I would get in one...I Would want to be certain its RESTORED TO NEW!..otherwise Your A Test Pilot..and Wings do fall off,and the engines do quit.
I did fly it a couple of times, and was forced to echo that negative chorus then,..but Dam I said to my self begrudgingly..its NICE!...as time goes by,all the things of yesteryear seem more attractive!!
Looking forward to it, Craig- Looks very nice...
I'll bet that down the road there will be lots of people ready to throw some interesting paint jobs on it as well...
Here's a photo of my son, who is now 36 years old, sitting in the cockpit of the Ercoupe I used to own. It was painted in a camoflauge scheme and named "Scrappy II." I have John Woodward's Ercoupe in FS9 with that paint scheme.
Mine was metalic gray with blue trim and John Humphries did mine for Mtr.Ito's coupe, BTW works in FSX too.
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I've a friend who owns an Ercoupe and have flown in it many times through the years around the PNW region.
He also enjoys the Ercoupe as a 1/4 scale gas model.
Looking great! Nice work on the mesh and rivets/panel lines.
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