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Colomban CriCri MC15 Jet – World’s Smallest Twin Engine Airplane

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The CriCri MC15 Jet designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban.With a 15 ft. 9 in. wingspan, and a length of 13 ft. 4 in. This is a smallest twin-engined plane in the world.

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The Cri-Cri Jet features a cantilever low-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and twin jet engines mounted on pylons to the nose of the aircraft./ninelima

This single-manned aircraft is so small it looks like it’s an toy plane, but it’s also equipped with two ridiculously small jet engines than produce enough propulsion to actually allow this thing to fly!

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The aircraft is also capable of aerobatics within the limitations of twin-engined aircraft.This Columbian CriCri Jet could easily be the beginning of a new wave of personal flying vehicles./ninelima

Specifications

  • Engines: PBS Velká Bíteš – TJ-20A
  • Fuel: Jet-A1 mixed with 4% turbine oil
  • Thrust (per engine): 230N (51 lbs)
  • Max speed (Vne): 140 kts
  • Stall Speed (Vso): 39kts
  • Best Glide Speed (Vbg): 70 kts which results in a 600fpm decent.
  • Glide Ratio: 12:1
  • Range: Approx 70nm.
  • Endurance: 40 min max.
  • Empty Weight: 83 kg
  • All up Weight: 200 kg
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