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RustyBattleship
25 Apr 07,, 21:31
A friend sent this to me. It would be a neat RC model if the cockpit wasn't so large.

"Cri-Cri" World's Smallest Twin Engine Airplane.
Noted French pilot Nicolas Charmont has installed 2 AMT Olympus
turbines in his Cri-Cri together with AMT on-board automatic
start-up units and individual EDT's. (AMT is a company from Netherlands.)
The Cri -Cri weighs 170 Kg (375 lbs), and should have enhanced
performance with over 36 Kg (80 lbs) of thrust available.
Top speed at this flight was 240 k m/hour (150 mph). Flying with
only one engine the speed is still 160 km/hour (100 mph).

BD1
26 Apr 07,, 00:14
:eek: He is a very brave man obviously . Flying in one engine:eek: :eek:

glyn
26 Apr 07,, 00:59
A friend sent this to me. It would be a neat RC model if the cockpit wasn't so large.

"Cri-Cri" World's Smallest Twin Engine Airplane.
Noted French pilot Nicolas Charmont has installed 2 AMT Olympus
turbines in his Cri-Cri together with AMT on-board automatic
start-up units and individual EDT's. (AMT is a company from Netherlands.)
The Cri -Cri weighs 170 Kg (375 lbs), and should have enhanced
performance with over 36 Kg (80 lbs) of thrust available.
Top speed at this flight was 240 k m/hour (150 mph). Flying with
only one engine the speed is still 160 km/hour (100 mph).

I've seen the twin-piston jobbie at air displays where its party piece is to take-off from a pick-up truck, fly an aerobatic display and then land back on the same vehicle. Psst! Dick, I have it on good authority that if the truck is unavailable it can operate from runways!:biggrin:

RustyBattleship
26 Apr 07,, 02:52
I've seen the twin-piston jobbie at air displays where its party piece is to take-off from a pick-up truck, fly an aerobatic display and then land back on the same vehicle. Psst! Dick, I have it on good authority that if the truck is unavailable it can operate from runways!:biggrin:

Yeah, but that's no fun. The pick-em-up acts like a catapault so the plane can get up to flying speed.

Hmmm, I wonder how one of those little things would hold up to the stresses of a catapault on the USS Nimitz?

glyn
27 Apr 07,, 00:13
Yeah, but that's no fun. The pick-em-up acts like a catapault so the plane can get up to flying speed.

Hmmm, I wonder how one of those little things would hold up to the stresses of a catapault on the USS Nimitz?

On a free take-off it would, I imagine, be at a couple of hundred feet altitude by the time it crossed the end of the flight deck:)

The Chap
08 Nov 07,, 04:09
I love microlight craft. I don't see the advantage here:redface: