Monocoupe 110 Special
The Monocoupe 110 Special was a United States sporting and racing aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s.
|Monocoupe 110 Special|
|Monocoupe 110 Special racer "Little Butch" displayed at the National Air and Space Museum Washington DC in April 2004|
|Role||light sporting aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Primary user||private and racing pilots|
|Developed from||Monocoupe Model 90|
The Monocoupe 110 Special variant of 1931 was built to meet the needs of racing pilots. The wingspan was shortened from the standard 32 ft to 23 ft, a 125 h.p. Warner Scarab was installed and fairings and wheel spats added. Maximum speed increased from 150 mph to 220 mph. Seven of the Specials were built by Monocoupe and three further aircraft were modified to a similar standard by homebuilders.
The last Model 110 Special to be completed in 1941 was N36Y "Little Butch", which re-entered the airshow circuit in 1946, powered by a 185 h.p. Warner Super Scarab engine. The aircraft flew displays until 1981 and was then donated to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
Specifications (Monocoupe 110 Special)
Data from Aerofiles
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 20 ft 5 in (7.11 m)
- Wingspan: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
- Empty weight: 1,020 lb (463 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,610 lb (730 kg)
- Useful lift: 590 lb (268 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Warner Scarab 7-cylinder radial, 125 hp (93 kW)
- Maximum speed: 185 mph (298 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)
- Stall speed: 60 mph (97 km/h)
- Range: 500 miles (805 km)
- Green, 1965, p.270
- Virginia Air Museum
- Green, William (1965). The Aircraft of the World. Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd.
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