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Carolinas Aviation Museum Photo Gallery


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Ercoupe - Carolinas Aviation Museum
Carolinas Aviation Museum Photo Gallery
From the Carolinas Aviation Site: "This unique aircraft, called an Ercoupe, was designed in the late 1930’s. Its control surfaces (rudder, elevator, etc.) are connected to the yoke, so the only pedal found in the plane is the brake pedal. The Ercoupe contributed to the military effort in 1941 when researchers strapped 3 JATO rockets under each wing and the Ercoupe became the first aircraft in America to use JATO rockets for takeoff."

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