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This Aircraft Is Insane :-)  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12407 times:

...have you ever seen anything smaller ? and no, it isn't a model.

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totally nuts  Nuts  Big thumbs up
UTA


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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12213 times:

What's the MTOW? The pilot's body weight and few drops of 100LL?


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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11829 times:

LOL.. I agree, totally nuts.. also probably the best window seat going...

User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11789 times:

What a precious little mini bird.  Smile

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11529 times:

Pilot could wear a parachute and not need to leave the a/c in an emergency!


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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3100 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11495 times:

I was looking at how large proportionately the trailing edge devices are.
15 kt Vr?


User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14061 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11468 times:

It is called a Krikri and is a French design AFAIK. It uses two lawnmover engines and is the smalles twin in service. The pilot needs a shoehorn to get in.
Funny stories concerning the Krikri:
Pilot approaches a busy airport. Tower controler doesn´t recognize the type and when the pilot tells him it is a twin, the controler thinks it is something like a Beech Baron and clears it ahead of other single engine planes.

2)
Out of a newspaper: Pilot of a Krikri got fined in France for a traffic violation. Apparently he landed on a GA field w/o a restaurant, got hungry but didn´t want to walk to the next village. He took the wings off the plane and rode it down a highway when he got stopped by the Flic´s.

Jan


User currently offline707CMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11462 times:

We have another one based at LFLE :


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The pilot 'flying' that one is quite of a crazy guy, his last turns before final are usually at a 90 deg bank !

707


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11450 times:

Are you quite sure it is not one of these remote-radio-controlled toy planes? Big grin





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User currently offlineSlamclick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11368 times:

It appears to be a two-stroke, judging by the expansion tube exhaust.
Anyone know if it burns pre-mix?

Can you open the canopy in flight to yank on a starter rope?

Can it maintain any kind of altitude on one engine?

Is it factory-built or a kit?



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User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14061 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11298 times:

AFAIK it is a homebuilt, but not a kit. All you´ll get is a set of drawings.
Sorry I msspelled the name: it is Cricri for Cricket
Try www.cricri.co.uk

Jan


User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 11292 times:

It is a "pressurized aircraft"??? AHAHAHAHA  Smile

User currently offline707CMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 11209 times:

Well if you look at the registration, the P after the F means it is home built and not factory built aircraft. Now, it does not say whether it is a kit or a full homebuilt.
And yes, it is equipped with two-stroke engines

707


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 11090 times:

The Bud Light Microjet was about that size. That was nuts too.....


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User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 11036 times:

 Innocent I think they should stretch it and add two more engines, just think of the extra cargo, range and possible second deck.  Innocent




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User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14061 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 10996 times:

Acc. to the history the designer wanted to build the smallest possible man carrying plane. He planed to use a single 20hp two stroke engine. He couldn´t find the right engine, so he used two 9 hp chainsaw engines instead...

Jan


User currently offlineMarcJet66 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 10861 times:

I wish I had one!! Insane? Yes!!! But what a view you get, huh!!
what's it range?

Marcos Big grin



Marcos
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 10747 times:

I like the fact that it's multiengine. I have seen model aircraft flown by others that are bigger than that! I bet it must be fun to handle it!

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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2498 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 10724 times:

Well, this guy made himself a Turbine-powered version:

Noted French pilot Nicolas Charmont has installed 2 AMT Olympus
turbines in his Cri Cri together with AMT on-board automatic
start-up units and individual EDT's.
The Cri Cri weighs 170 Kg, and should have enhanced
performance withover 36 Kg of thrust available.
The Cri Cri has made his maiden flight in the weekeind of 7-8 March.
Top speed at this flight was 240 km/hour (150 mph). Flying with
only one engine the speed is still 160 km/hour (100mph).









For info on this engine [which really is a model turbine for RC model jets]:
http://www.amt.nl/

PW100



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User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14061 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 10608 times:

Imagine you´re calling to ATC that you´re flying a twin jet!  Laugh out loud

Jan


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 10529 times:

There was actually a good article in Flying or another of my aviation magazine's about a guy who actually built multiengine time in a Cri-Cri. He flies the heavy iron for a big airline nowadays...his scheme for cheap multi time actually having worked.

He also related that the plane could not sustain level flight on one engine, and that they were very unreliable. He said he had something like 10-12 inflight engine failures in it over the course of about 500 or so hours, as I recall.

I've seen some nice Cri-Cri's at Oshkosh. They're pretty cool little planes.


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 10368 times:

Sweet, if i get one of those i can build up my multi turbo time.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 10311 times:

I don't know what's so insane about it... I bet it would be fun to go up in one.


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User currently offlineSuspen From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 9974 times:

I don't know why this never occured to me before but... how does the Cricri perform with one engine out?  Nuts


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 9799 times:

Ask the forum user Cricri that question Suspen  Big grin  Laugh out loud


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25 UTA_flyinghigh : So, is it the smallest one around or not ?!? UTA
26 Espion007 : I think there is this little single engine in the Udvar-hazy museum.It looked so small I thought it was just a model....
27 CanadianNorth : well hell ill strap on a third lawn mower engine so it can take off from the back yard and ill be gone every other day with it! CanadianNorth
28 Jutes85 : How much does it cost?
29 Post contains images Starrion : What A342 did he get the turbine engines off anyway?
30 Post contains images Fritzi : Starrion, Those are acutally the new GE90-0.036B!
31 Post contains images Espion007 : Imagine you´re calling to ATC that you´re flying a twin jet! Man i want one of those!Any1 think it might soon appear in a new james bond movie?btw h
32 N707PA : It is a "pressurized aircraft"??? AHAHAHAHA Only when the pilot farts.......
33 Chi-town : What is the cruising speed for that little fella?
34 Continental : That'd be sweet that when you're done, you can take it apart and throw it in your trunk!
35 Post contains images Flyf15 : Does anyone know if in th US these would be considered ultralights or would they actually be experimental aircraft requiring a pilot license? Anyone k
36 Boo25 : The prop version is often 'launched' from a Toyota 4X4 at some speed at some smaller UK airshows! Would have to be pretty brave to do that!Its SO sma
37 Hmmmm... : I was very impressed with those little jet engines. I wanted to buy one myself for my own little ultralight. But after doing some research I discovere
38 USAFHummer : Since the jet version is a jet...do you need a type rating for that one??? Greg
39 Post contains links Hmmmm... : For anyone interested in making a project jet engine at home: build one at home But it will use lots of gas!
40 Post contains images Acidradio : Can you get ETOPS certified on this one with the jet turbines? Could a third tail engine be added for distance? As it is a French product, I take it t
41 Post contains images Mr.BA : Do we have to flax the thrust for departure for the best efficiency?
42 Post contains images UTA_flyingHIGH : ...as per the jet type rating...the pilot developing the jet version DID need to get one, so he did a couple of hours in an old Fouga Magister (used f
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