History Takes Flight

With a collection of more than 200 historic aircraft, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination, combining aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future.

1949 Monocoupe 110 'Clipwing' Special - N15E

Location: Pioneer Airport

The Clipwing is a modified Monocoupe 110 with a wingspan shortened by 9 feet. The seven original Clipwings established a great air racing reputation before World War II. In 1931, famous air racer Johnny Livingston entered his Clipwing in 65 races across the country. He won 41 races and placed second 19 times.

After the war, Clipwings achieved further fame as aerobatic/air show airplanes. The aircraft’s difficult flight characteristics caused every Clipwing built to crash at some point. N15E was the last Clipwing built and one of just two originals surviving today.

Donated by Leon Levitz of Wilmington, Delaware.

Length

20 ft. 5 in.

Height

6 ft. 5 in.

Empty Weight

1,040 lbs.

Gross Weight

1,630 lbs.

Oil Capacity

3.5 gal.

Fuel Capacity

28 gal.

Wingspan

23 ft. 3 in.

Total Wing Area

115 sq. ft.

Cruising Range

500 miles

Cruising Speed

180 mph

Maximum Speed

200 mph

Service Ceiling

20,000 ft.

Serial Number

7W-97

Engine

185 hp., Warner Super Scarab 185, 555 cubic inch, 7-cylinder radial