Colomban Cri-Cri

Colomban Cri-Cri

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Colomban Cri-cri (short for 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, making an impression of a dwarf velomobile with wings at close range. The Cri-cri has superior aerobatic performance; e.g., the one in the picture is capable of 1 roll per second. There are approximately 30 Cri-cri aircraft in airworthy condition in the U.S. and over 100 around the world as of 2003. Word of the mouth around the exhibit said that the designs are no longer available by the author's request, except as a personal favor to those home-builders that are his friends. However, the fan site below still lists his address, saying that, if you are not in North America, you might still be able to get a design. Also, occasionally, unfinished kit projects are sold, as with every other homebuilt more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136771810
  • 9786136771816