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You've inspired me, I just ordered a set of Cygnet plans!
Matthew you plan collection Dwarfs mine, I now need to influence you to build one. There are too few Cygnet SF2A in the world! About 140 in all with only 30 in the states.
 

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I also like the instrument panel . No trouble seeing over the nose being a taildragger.
On level ground I can see a hole or stone about 19 feet in front of me. No need for S turns. In my first hour of instruction we did a few just incase I go rent a J3. Designer Bert Sisler did a great job of navigating the tradeoffs on this one!
 

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Since one of my eventual retirement scenarios is living in France, what convinced me is not only your enthusiasm but also the fact that the Cygnet fits the new French microlight regs perfectly except for missing the stall speed by a little, and I think that could be met with with a light build, vortex generators, and maybe slightly extended wingtips.

French microlight regulations (2019)Cygnet SF-2A
Gross weight500 kg / 1102 lb max1100 lb
Empty weight312.5 kg / 689 lb max585 lb
Engine power80 kw / 109 hp 80 hp (VW or Jabiru)
Stall speed70 kph / 38 kt42 kt
 

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Close to the JMR. GW-- 1100 lbs, EW---680 lbs, engine power--- Cont - C-85. Stall speed--- Believe it will be 42-45 mph, TBD.
Have had the wheels off the ground in ground effect with no flaps.
 
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