In 1934 the Lindberghs purchased a Moncoupe D-145. The registration number was unique as it was the same as Linderghs "Spirit of St. Louis" - NR-211. At the time he was a PanAm consultant and traveled all over the country. In September of 1934 the Lindberghs flew the Monocoupe coast-to-coast. They kept the airplane until it was donated to the Missouri Historical Society in 1940. Recently NR-211 was re-hung in the Lambert International Airport in St. Louis after a refurbishment. Take a few minutes to watch this video of the Monocoupe being hoisted into position.
Re-hang of the Lindbergh Monocoupe at Lambert International Airport from Missouri History Museum on Vimeo.
Another Time is a continuously growing research library focused on aircraft manufactured between 1930 and 1950. We provide detailed information, advertisements, books, drawings and photos to aircraft owners, artists, researchers, restorers, industry writers, etc. Here we post commentary on researching, restoring and flying vintage aircraft from another time.
October 27, 2013
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
EAA Video of Monocoupe 110 Special
Monocoupes really are a special breed of airplane. The Clipwing was the "hot rod" of the skies back in the 1930s. Today they are a...
Back in 2003 my dad and I flew the 170 up to Bartlesville, OK for the annual fly-in. The weather was great and it was a nice flight. Cle...
Great footage of vintage airplanes flying over Hood River, Oregon.
It is indeed a beautiful airplane. Interestingly enough, Lindbergh was not a fan of this particular Monocoupe. In his journal (April 17, 1940) he wrote: "It is one of the most difficult planes to handle I have ever flown. The take-off is slow, the aileron control sluggish, and the landing tricky. In fact aside from its appearance, which is quite neat for a high-winged monoplane, the Lambert is almost everything an airplane ought not to be."
Thanks for adding to the history and the story. I further read that the airplane had to be repaired after a ground loop. So it indeed was a handful!
Post a Comment