ROBERT HODGSON COLLECTION
No. 12263. Kimball McCullocoupe (N511 c/n MCC1)
Photographed at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, July 29, 2013, by Robert Hodgson

Kimball McCullocoupe

02/28/2014. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "The McCulloCoupe was designed and developed by James Kimball and his Jim Kimball Enterprises, Inc. The two-seat sport aircraft was externally very similar to the pre-war Monocoupe 110, but was slightly larger overall with a wider cabin, had a more powerful engine, a modified wing construction (two-piece rather than one-piece) and larger tail surfaces and virtually became a new design.

The aircraft was developed and built specifically for John McCulloch, hence the name McCulloCoupe. The aircraft made the first flight during March 2004 and it was powered by a Russian 400 hp Vedeneyev (OKBM) M14PF radial engine. The one-of-a-kind aircraft used a Pitts Model 12 style spring aluminum landing gear. In 2009 John McCulloch was over 80 years and still flying his McCollucoupe at least once a week!"




Created February 28, 2014