The following photos were posted by Dan McNeill on the Monocoupe Facebook Group.
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.
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
From the Monocoupe Club Newsletter, June 1966.
UPDATED 10–5-2013 I heard from Wayne Muxlow via e-mail last night that this airplane has been donated to the HARM Museum at Creve Couer airport. Expected to be there around Thanksgiving 2013.
Posted tonight on the Monocoupe Group on Facebook:
Hello Monocoupe Friends, Unfortunately it’s time to think about selling our 1933 Monocoupe. Here are some details:
110 special long wing modified to a clipwing
engine 145 warner
hours: less than 25 hours on complete restoration
New “aeromatic” propeller
Restored to original as possible
Ultimately Dad would love for his pride and joy to be displayed in an aviation museum forever so that will be our first goal but we had to get the word out. Please feel free to share this information with everyone and contact me with any questions. I can be reached at email@example.com
A little background….. my dad, Donovan Schmidt (retired Navy Commander), acquired the frame and parts in 1978 and spent about 25 years working on restoration before her first flight. He …is an artist and craftsman. He did metal work on the N9M Northrop Flying Wing for 13 years (which is now in the Chino Air Museum), metal, plastic and wood work on the Douglas M2 Mail plane which lives in the Smithsonian, metal on F8F, F7F and P51 in Chino Air Museum as well. We currently live in Camarillo, CA.
Thanks so much for your help!
Richard Smith posted this on his Facebook page this morning. It sounds like he is back to flying the clipwing regularly.
Just in case you will be rebuilding your gas gauges tomorrow. Part numbers are from Snyders Antique Auto.