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Colomban Cricri Tiny 15HP Twin Engine Manned Airplane

Known to be the smallest twin-engine airplane in the world (4.90m wingspan, 72kg empty weight, 2x15HP), it still has a 190km/h cruise speed and is capable of executing all the basic positive aerobatic maneuvers. Formation flight and air-to-air shots with an Avid Hauler homebuilt. Now in HD!

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The Cri-Cri features a cantilever low-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and twin engines mounted on pylons to the nose of the aircraft in tractor configuration.The aircraft is made from aluminum sheet glued to Klegecell foam.

The Colomban Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined manned aircraft in the world, designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban.

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The name Cri-Cri comes from the nickname of Christine, one of Colomban’s daughters.Construction of the first example took about 1,500 hours, and several structural load tests were conducted to prove its advanced design elements were safe.