Resources for Monocoupe Restorers

Monocoupe Assembly and Maintenance Manual.  I received this from Len Hebert, owner of Monocoupes N18176 and N11741.  Len retyped the original manual verbatim and made it available in digital format.  It is available here as a web page.  It is available here as a Word document (.doc file).

The Warner 110/125 Type Certificate, TCDS E-2. (links to a PDF file)

The Warner 145 Type Certificate, TCDS E-104.  (links to a PDF file)

The Warner 165 Type Certificate, TCDS E-214. (links to a PDF file)

The Warner 185 Type Certificate, TCDS E-235. (links to a PDF file)

Practical Warner SS50A operating tips from Russell Williams excellent antiques airplane website.

Warner SS50A Engine Handbook on Russell’s website.

Warner Motor Service Letters and AD Note Index, courtesy of Schaeffer Sondey, owner of Monocoupe 90 A, NC18192.

Approved spark plugs for Warner Motors.  Received from Hugh Loewenhardt.

Warner 145 Baffle Instructions.  Received from Hugh Loewenhardt.

Link to Holloway Engineering, Alan Holloway’s radial engine rebuilding shop.

Balancing of Radial Engines, article written by W.B. Richards for The Vintage Airplane, August 1979 and September 1979.  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.

The Lambert Type Certificate, TCDS 38. (links to a PDF file)

The Model 90, 90A, 90AF, 90AW Aircraft Type Certificate, TCDS A-306. (links to a PDF file)

The Model 110 Aircraft Type Certificate, TCDS 327. (links to a PDF file)

The Model 110 Special Aircraft Type Certificate, TCDS 2-452. (links to a PDF file)

Monocoupe 125 (Kinner ‘Coupe) Aircraft Type Certificate, TCDS 359. (links to a PDF file)

Monocoupe D-145 Aircraft Type Certificate, TCDS 529. (links to a PDF file)

Monocoupe 110 3-View drawings.  Front, Left, Right, and All Views.

Monocoupe 110 Special 3-View drawings.

Monocoupe Landing Gear Designs.  A review of the four different landing gear designs.

Monocoupe Factory Brochure.  Links to a 2.6MB PDF file.

Monocoupe 125 brochure page (picture is really NC12350).

Monocoupe Model 90A Brochure.  Links to a 6.3MB PDF file.

Monocoupe Newsletter article on how to adjust bungee cords page 1, page 2.

1932 Berryloid Color chart.

Scan of my original Ward Aero wind driven generator manual.  Cover page, FAA approval, mounting instructions, wiring diagram, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5.

How to trammel a wing.  Grabbed from the Taylorcraft Forum.

Articles from over the years.

Most about Monocoupes, but some about the golden age of air racing and other antique airplane related stuff.  Some of these link to pages which are 700KB to 800KB per page, so be aware of the download time.  All of the links below will open a new browser.

Sportsman Pilot article on NC18629, a 1931 Monocoupe 110, restored by Ted Hendrickson Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4.  This aircraft is currently on display at the Western Aero Museum at Oakland airport.  It is a beautiful Monocoupe and if you are passing through OAK or near there it is well worth the stop to see it.

Sport Aviation, June 1987, article on the Kinner ‘Coupe, the only existing Kinner powered Monocoupe 125 page 1, page 2, page 3.

Sport Aviation article on Bud Dake and his Monocoupes Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10.

The Golden Age of Air Racing, Observations and Reflections, by John Underwood, Sport Aviation, November 1991 and December 1991.  A great article, back in the year that the racers from the early 1930’s were featured front and center at Oshkosh.  Each page is about 800MB in size.  Part 1: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14.   Part 2:  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7.

Sport Aviation, March 1996, article on Clipwing N2347 Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10.

Sportsman Pilot article on Monocoupe 110, NC114V.

Article about John McCulloch’s restoration of Monocoupe 110 Special, N36Y.  Includes lots of information about the plane’s years on the airshow circuit flown by Woody Edmondson.

An article on the Luscombe Phantom.

Monocoupe Club Newsletter article from April 1966.  The article was provided by John McCulloch following the 1965-66 rebuild of N36Y and gives John’s impressions of his first flight in the clipwing.  I scanned the article, added pictures and uploaded it as a PDF.

Here is a link to an article that originally appeared in the September 1988 Vintage Airplane about Ron Testerman’s Monocoupe 90AL N369H.  The aircraft had been recently restored by Harmon Dickerson.  It is now registered in Illinois.

An article (5 MB PDF) written by Tony LeVier in collaboration with John Underwood for the Monocoupe Club Newsletter detailing the restoration of Tony’s Velie powered Monocoupe.

Photo Albums and Other Web Sites

Links to photo albums of Monocoupes.  Some are mine, plus albums from others.

Here are pictures from Len Rulason of the rebuild of Monocoupe 110 Special, NC501W, including fabrication of a new wing, and covering of the wing and ailerons.

The History of Air Racing and Record Breaking.  A great web site including some pics and info on N501W and Johnny Livingston.

Early Birds Foundation website and their Monocoupe 110 project.

Nice web article about Phoebe Omlie and her Monocoupe, includes links to other pictures.

Bob Jellison’s web site about his fathers flying service, Jellison Flying Service, which owned a Monocoupe Model 90, NC187K.  There are two pictures of NC187K on his web site and Bob sent along scans of 7 photos of the plane.  These are great vintage photos.

Don Warrington’s web site with information about Langley Day.  Don’s grandfather, Chet Warrington organized these events, which took place at College Park airport, College Park, MD, in May of 1933 and 1934.  Tony Little and NC12350 were very successful as the results show.


San Diego Air and Space Museum photo archives, with a search criteria of “mono” pulls up tons of really neat photos of Monocoupes.