Elias EC-1 Aircoupe

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EC-1 Aircoupe
Role Sporting monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Elias
Designer Joseph Cato
First flight 1928
Number built 1

The Elias EC-1 Aircoupe was an American two-seat parasol wing monoplane designed and built by Elias of Buffalo, New York.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The EC-1 Aircoupe was a parasol wing monoplane powered by a 80 hp (60 kW) Anzani engine which first flew in 1928.[2] Designed by Joseph Cato it had an open-cockpit with a removable cabin enclosure, known as the Airsport when flown without the cabin enclosure. The EC-1 was also available with a 100 hp (75 kW) Kinner K-5 engine.[2] One prototype is known, but more may have been produced.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from www.aerofiles.com[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 2 in (8.59 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani , 80 hp (60 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 96 mph (154 km/h; 83 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 85 mph (74 kn; 137 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 30 mph (26 kn; 48 km/h)
  • Range: 425 mi (369 nmi; 684 km)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Orbis 1985, p. 1599
  2. ^ a b c d "American airplanes: Ea - Ew". www.aerofiles.com. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

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