Cri Cri airplane

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  1. May 21, 2018 #1

    Tesla

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    I've heard very little about this airplane, but it can be built as a experimental and flow, there are no kits from what i searched, just plans and 3D models. I've built and flown R/C air palens with 12 foot wing spans, this Cri Cri si 16 foot.

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    The best build thread for one of these is on this site. It is not for the faint of heart. Small but small like a Swiss watch.
     
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    Back in 82 or 83 at the Kerrville, Tx airplane gathering, they had a Cri-Cri doing demonstrations. Amazing for such a small package & quite a project if one is to build to completion. With your other thread (Horten) it seems you are committing for the long term on these projects. Good luck to you.

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    I just saw a thread 76 pages long from a guy in NZ.

    Thanks for the heads up
     
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    Not sure if you caught this point from the other thread, but I don’t think they will sell Cri Cri plans to Americans because of liability concerns. If you want plans, you’ll most likely have to get them second hand, and I doubt there will be any builder support for the same reason.
     
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    If one has a look around the internet, there is a .pdf copy of the plans in the wild...:gig:
     
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    Here is a video from '87
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    I wonder if the Cri-Cri design can actually benefit from the last 20 years' worth of advances in small 2 stroke engines coming from the paramotor world, or perhaps even from the giant scale R/C world. Most of the paramotor engines are in the 20HP range, which might actually be too large for the Cri-Cri??? Some of the larger model engines, such as 3W and Desert Aircraft, might represent a performance gain for no weight increase compared to the original engines used on the Cri-Cri. The "Swiss watch" comment above is probably a very accurate statement from wverything I have read.
     
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