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Author Topic: Anyone fly ultralights?  (Read 292 times)


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Re: Anyone fly ultralights?
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2014, 10:09:28 PM »
A bit off-topic, but remember the Ercoupe (Earp Cup) w/no rudders? :)

It had rudders, just no rudder pedals. The rudders were linked to the ailerons. A lot of people modified them by adding pedals. It was steered through the yoke, too. It had a lever for the brakes.
I did some instructing in one and found it to be a quite capable flyer and capable of some light aerobatics. It was a fun and pretty fast little airplane. some people get the impression they were stall proof, but that's not true. They would stall, but with the limited up elevator travel, they would come out of it fairly quickly.
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Re: Anyone fly ultralights?
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2014, 03:17:01 PM »
Oh yeah. Right on about the rudders.
I occasionally see one at work, but never have the time to get close and personal.
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