Cri Cri - World's Smallest Twin Engine Aircraft
The Colomban Cri-Cri ('cricket') is the smallest twin-engined manned
aircraft in the world, designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical
engineer Michel Colomban. At only 4.9 m (16.1 ft) wingspan and 3.9 m (12.8
ft) length, it is a single-seater.
There are approximately 30 Cri-cri aircraft in airworthy condition in the
U.S. and over 100 around the world as of 2003.
This clip is from our official Classic Fighters 2005 DVD.
Verhees Delta, a FAST, tiny homebuilt airplane
It is small, only 50 HP but ...has cruise speed of 220 km/h. Its single
retracting wheel gives the idea it is tricky on the ground, but it is not.
Also stable in the air.
Uses 13 liters/h at cruise speed. Has tank of 50 liters. So ...ideal to
Volksplane Taking off, flying, landing in Comfort TX 3/20/09.
Volksplane Taking off, flying and landing in Comfort TX 3/20/09. It has a
2180 cc vw with 1.6x1 redrive turning a 72in three blade ground adjustable
IVO prop. Takeoff run at 1600 foot elevation is 500ft, climb at 950-1000
fpm and cruise at 100mph at 3000rpms. Top speed is redline of 120mph.
Wild West Aircraft SuperSTOL landing short
Our new Wild West Aircraft/Just Aircraft SuperSTOL playing in the desert,
as it should be! What an amazingly capable and FUN airplane! Contact us
when you are ready for your very own SuperSTOL or Highlander!
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400 HP Corvette V8 Engine in a Cessna 172 - experimental
Quiet Aviation has put the convenience, power and reliability of Detroit's
best engineering into a complete package that can be installed in a variety
of experimental aircraft. Visit www.quietaviation.com to learn more about
this unique and groundbreaking aviation technology.
How Not to Build a Gyroplane
My Bensen type Gyroplane with a Subaru engine. Notice how much the tail is
offset while flying straight. This machine did not fly very well.
There were two main problems with my gyroplane. One is that the engine
propeller thrust line passes thru the aircraft above the vertical center of
gravity. The engine thrust is constantly pushing the nose of the aircraft
down. You have to compensate with aft stick. Many gyros have crashed
because the pilot over controls the machine when air conditions and
pilot skills do not match. The fix is to raise pilot seat so the thrust
line passes thru the vertical center of gravity of the machine.
The other problem with my gyroplane is that the rudder only spans half
of the propeller. The air coming off of the propeller is shaped like a cork
screw. The air blows against the side of the rudder and forces it to the
side. You must push opposite rudder to compensate. A rudder that spans the
propeller from end to end will effectively push from both sides in opposite
directions and no compensation is needed.