Some antique aircraft trivia for today. According to the Juptner books, the Monocoupe D-145 and the Luscombe Phantom share the same airfoil, the NACA 2412.
The following four Monocoupes attended the Luscombe flyin at Columbia, CA this past weekend.
Eldon Iler and NC11782, a Model 90A with a Warner 145:
Brant Seghetti and NC15440, a Model 90A with the Warner 145:
Chris Galloway and NC18056, a Model 90A with the Warner 145:
Rick Atkins and NC110SP, a Model 110 Special, clipwing, with a Warner 185:
What an honor to see these four Monocoupes together! Thanks for flying them in.
A great video posted on Facebook from the Luscombe gathering in Columbia, CA this weekend. Video done by Juan Browne.
The 2017 Luscombe gathering is happening this weekend (May 20,21) at Columbia, CA (O22) and pictures of Monocoupes attending the fly in are beginning to appear on Facebook, primarily from the Luscombe Group.
I’ll be adding them here as I see them.
Here are two pictures of Eldon Iler’s 90A (with Warner 145) NC11782:
Brant Seghetti is on his way in NC15440:
Looks like Brant made it (picture posted to the Luscombe Group by Allen John Olson):
Great picture below, posted by Brant. From left to right:
NC15440, Monocoupe 90A, with Warner 145
NC11782, Monocoupe 90A, with Warner 145
NC1025, Luscombe Phantom, with Warner 145
NC18056, Monocoupe 90A, with Warner 145
NC110SP, Monocoupe 110 Special, “Clipwing”, with Warner 185
Aero Digest, October 1934
FAST WARNER MONOCOUPE
Powered with Warner 110, this ship has consistently
won speed events in 550 cu. in, approved type class.
Ship and motor have less than 475 hours and recent
major overhaul at Warner factory. First $1500 cash
offer takes this bargain. Will demonstrate anywhere
on guarantee of expense.
Bettis Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa,
Phone: Homestead 3480 Homestead 1616
Picture by Roger Cain Photography, shine by Brant Seghetti:
I received these pictures of NC15440 from Brant Seghetti.
In mid-1929, Henry A. “Tony” Little bought one of the first Warner-powered “Monosport” for sport-flying and air-racing. In approximately 3 years time, the little “Monosport” and its deft pilot had completed in 87 closed-course races, finishing first in 51 events and second in 27 events. This “fast-flying duo” were also contenders in 7 cross-country derbies, taking a first in 3 of them and a second in two of them. Such performance and unflinching stamina was not unusual in Mono-built aircraft.