World's smallest twin engine aircraft

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    World's smallest twin engine aircraft

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    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. With a wingspan of 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in) and 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in) long, it is a single-seater, making an impression, at close range, of a dwarf velomobile with wings.The Cri-cri has superior aerobatic performance; 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,The MC-10 Cri-Cri has a cruising speed of 170 km/h (92 knots, 105.6 miles per hour) and a range of 750 km (466 standard miles, 405 nautical miles).The MC-12 model has a cruising speed of 185 km/h (100 knots, or 114.9 miles per hour) and range of 500 km (310.6 standard miles, 270 nautical miles). The MC-15 is powered by two 15 horsepower (11 kW) engines.



    General characteristics

    Crew: 1 (Pilot)

    Length: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)

    Wingspan: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)

    Wing area: 3.1 m2 (33 sq ft)

    Airfoil: Wortmann 21.7

    Empty weight: 78 kg (172 lb)

    Max takeoff weight: 170 kg (375 lb)

    Powerplant: 2 × JPX PUL 212 single-cylinder piston engines, 11 kW (15 hp) each





    Performance

    Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)

    Cruise speed: 185 km/h; 115 mph (100 kn)

    Range: 463 km; 288 mi (250 nmi)

    Service ceiling: 3,700 m (12,139 ft)

    Rate of climb: 6.6 m/s (1,300 ft/min)

    Wing loading: 55 kg/m² (11 lb/sq ft)
     
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    Cri Cri Plane For Sceptic People

     
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    Electric Cri-Cri 4-Engine Airplane

     
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    CriCri : The World's Smallest Twin-Engine Airplane

     
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    Its tiny and cute. Would love a ride on it.
     
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    Is that the world's first two engine electric plane?
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    It should be 4 engine electric plane, I think yes it is..
     
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    This is what Wiki says:

    Colomban Cri-cri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I wonder what the range is on batteries. I bet it is far more quiet and a smoother ride.
     
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    Range should be enough to spray insecticides on a hectare of grain field.
     
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    Its not that big to spray and carry additional tanks for it, But enough for a joy ride..

    Besides, Its weight is lesser than a Mans weight..
     
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    You are right. I forgot about the weight of tanks, and the drag.
     
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    This isnt new there was one like this the movie Armour of God by Jackie Chan!!
     
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    Yup this was pending thread..
     
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    Kunal Bhai, how much it costs?
     
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