C-GHJI, a 1946 Erco 415-C at the Nanaimo airport
The Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) Ercoupe is a low-wing aircraft that was designed and built in the United States. Postwar Ercoupes were powered by 75 hp Continental C-75 engines and had a maximum gross weight of 1,260 pounds.
The Ercoupe was designed to be spin-proof with controls that only allowed the aircraft to move upward and downward in limited degrees.
- Wingspan: 30 feet
- Length: 20 feet 9 inches
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Wing Area: 142.6 square feet
- Empty Weight: 838-lbs.
- Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,400 -lbs.
- Engine: 85 hp Continental C-85
- Maximum Speed: 125-mph at sea level
- Cruising Speed: 110-mph at sea level
- Climb Rate: 560-fpm
- Service Ceiling: 11,000-feet
- Range: 430 miles at 110-mph, 530 miles at 80-mph