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Anyone ever hear of an Aerocoupe (or Aircoupe) aircraft? I believe it is a twin stabalizer single engine plane made quite a few years ago.If so, do you know a site where I can check out some photos?I don't suppose anyone has attempted to make one for MSFS?

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I see quite a few of them here where I live. Interesting airplane-if I recall-no rudder pedals and supposed to be stall proof. (they were not though). They were meant to be more user friendly and like a car at a time it was thought everyone would have a plane .I read somewhere they were used to train for a particular type of jet where the same technique of crabbing/landing was needed.I don't have a source for pictures-sorry-but the next time I see one I'll take a shot.http://members.telocity.com/~geof43/Geofdog2.gif

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I work at a pilot shop at my local airport (SNA in southern california) and a guy was taking one up north. He said on the ground you steer it like a car. it has a direct control linkage between the rudder and ailerons. Its a neat little plane. Sorry but I'm not sure where you could find any pics of one.

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Ercoupe is probably correct, or close to it. We have the fuselage of one in our museum here in Lexington, Kentucky. We are turning it into a VFR flight trainer and sim for adults. I think the museum is at: http://www.aviationky.orgAnd in a pinch sometime I could send you a digital shot of it. No wings, gear, or tail, just a base and motors and hydrolic controls now. Lowell Wiley

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Ercoupe is correct, and a very well known / unique airplane in GA. I still see one or two at airports I visit from time to time. Indeed, it had the linkage between aileron and rudder, thus no rudder pedals.Here's a 1946 model, no radios, and an asking price of $13,500.If I recall, the fuel tank is firewall forward, and you can just make out the fuel cap with float wire sticking out. A simple yet effective fuel gauge, the readout of which is hard to miss!Regards,http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F..._FORUM_LOUd.jpghttp://www.trade-a-plane.com/unprotected/s...spec14395_1.jpg http://www.trade-a-plane.com/unprotected/s...spec14395_4.jpg

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Holy cow! Thanks all. That's some great information. An uncle of mine use to own one and it was the first plane that I ever took a flight in.Would be cool if someone could design one for FS2002. From what you all say here it is definately unique.Thanks again.Edit: I just realized that one of the links was to a FS2002 plane. Going to get it now.

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Since you're an Aircoupe fan, thought you'd appreciate these FS2002 shots.... These are from the plane available in the above link, with my own personal repaint...-John

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Hey Lou! They also had fuel tanks in the leading edge of the wings too if I remember right. Same cork and wire gauging too. I helped restore one 25 years ago (almost looks dead on that picture too!) Fun plane to fly. It has a single brake pedal on the floor and you could push the entry/exit windows down and leave them down and fly all day. It was a fun airplane. It also has trailing gear, so most (unless REALLY bad) landings are greasers. I flew this one for about 5 hours total. What a blast. Some company came out with rudder pedal add-ons for it and IMHO ruined the damned thing. Fun plane and for only $13,000, you're also getting an antique too.Don

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Hey GeoffaNot stall proof...spin proof. And when I was a boy in the mid-sixties, my Dad still had a Sears N Roebuck catalog from years earlier (late forties...I guess) with them listed. You could buy one mail-order!!!!!!!!!!BobL

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Correct...spin proof. Being everything is ALWAYS coordinated, she won't spin. She just kind of mushes in a stall instead. The other thing she won't do is slip, being you can't cross-control her. What the manuver for that is a gentle rocking back and forth of the wings. That will slow you and increase the rate of decent. It's not AS effective as a regular slip, but it works. It's just a different way to fly.Don

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Phil,Several years ago I ferried an Ercoupe from Norman J. Perry airport (just outside of OKC) to Jamestown, ND. I took some pictures including a panel shot. If you'd like me to send them to you, throw an email my way:nodak@buffalocity.netRegards,Scott KJMS

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Hello: i find something about ERCOUPE go at this site for pictures..andr

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John,I downloaded the plane but I can not get it to start up. I go through all the start up procedures but when I turn the starter the prop just turns real slow and the engine will not turn over. Any idea what I may be doing wrong?

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Here's a nice one located in Columbia SC.Paul B.KSMS/KSSC

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Edit this line in the aircraft.cfg:Change normalized_starter_torque=0.300000 tonormalized_starter_torque=6.30000Should fix the problem....-John

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