View Full Version : OT - Worlds Smallest Twin Engined Aircraft.

04-03-2008, 01:40 PM


04-03-2008, 01:59 PM
at first i was thinking you would have to be out of your mind to fly that... but it looks to have incredible performance.


04-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Man that looks like fun! Cool plane.

04-03-2008, 02:07 PM
I think the pilot is a loon for flying it that close to the ground that way.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

04-03-2008, 03:43 PM
That plane is undermodelled for sure. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

04-03-2008, 04:28 PM
lol they have a whole schwarm of those....nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-03-2008, 04:50 PM
Even though I know that they are viable aircraft I still wouldn't get in one. Same reason i don't drive motorcycles, just wouldn't feel safe/secure.

I wonder what the wing loading is, must be a website with specs somewhere.


Duh, wiki link one the page, ain't I observant today http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hmmm 11.17 lbs/sq. ft.


Ooooo...oooo...Jet Cri Cri!


04-03-2008, 05:13 PM
That plane is'nt any bigger than my Dad's 1/3 scale R/C J-3 Cub and the jet engines are the same ones they use on Radio Control Jets. I sure hope he built it with his very survival in mind 'cos he can't be wearing a chute and he probably would'nt be able to get out of it to deploy it anyway...yikes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

04-03-2008, 05:30 PM
I want it and I want it now!
wieght170kg with 36kg of thrust = 240km/h http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

04-03-2008, 05:42 PM
that was nuts -

all I could think of the whole time was Schtachel in 'The Blue Max' wringing out that parasol-winged deathtrap....

Why that flying gocart didn't snap in midair I'll never know...

04-03-2008, 10:07 PM
It was designed in the 60's and was never mean't for areobatics, I hope they beefed it up! crazy kids.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

04-04-2008, 12:15 AM
could that thing fly on one engine??

i suppose it must be able to..

04-04-2008, 12:19 PM
I don't know, it's a pretty small rudder!
better question is do you need a multi rateing? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

04-04-2008, 07:15 PM
I don't know the part 103 specs off the top of my head but it's probably well within them. This means that there is no license whatsoever required to fly it. At least here in the US.


04-04-2008, 07:51 PM
No.. Actaully it's too fast for 103!

It would have to be under 60 knts at full power.

It would have to be licenced experimental, which would require a multi rateing.

Rediculus I know! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

04-05-2008, 08:58 AM
Not for a million bucks.

04-05-2008, 10:08 AM
Originally Posted By: TROOPER117

Yeah.. although pretty impressive, I wonder what she glides like if those babies fail


It glides very well don't worry! The problem with this jewel is that it has been born of an exercise of engineering and aerodynamics optimisation and in consequence has no passive protection whatsoever...When you take a Cri-Cri up you have to understand this!
This also explains why this is not a "club" aircraft: you need to know the engines intimately, to maintain them very well and be very careful about fuel quality.
If you are not at the extreme of the weight envelope you can sustain flight on one engine (at least in the more powerful versions) but this is a very uncomfortable situation; what has stopped the first engine can very well stop the second one soon...
Once I got one engine sputtering when 5 miles away from my field over rough terrain: I skipped several hearbeats to begin with but it just continued sputtering! however when I throttled down on short final the sputtering engine just stopped...and the second one begun sputtering! I landed and got back to the hangar just to see the remaining engine stop right away...It makes you think!

Being at the extreme of the weight envelope I never was very comfortable flying a Cri-Cri! But it is a wonderfully pleasant bird to fly with a control harmony and performance (130 MPH+ on 2X18 HP for the one I knew) you do not meet very often, except on some aerobatics airplanes or the Spitfire (told to me by someone who flew both)!JV