C-GHJI

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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
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