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. The aircraft is made from aluminum sheet glued to Klegecell foam and is capable of mild aerobatics. As with any homebuilt aircraft, Cri-cri's have often been modified by their builders, departing from the original design to a varying degree, resulting in different performances.
On September 5, 2010 Electravia accomplished a world record speed of 262 km/h (162.33 mph) for a lithium polymer powered aircraft using a Cri-Cri with two electric motors (each producing 25 hp) during the attempt.
Our Cri-Cri model, just like the full scale is made from foam except ours is EPO foam which means it has quick assembly and is extremely durable. Assembling the Cri Cri couldn't be easier, with the whole thing taking under an hour to complete. The steerable nosewheel gives the Cri-Cri good ground handling, while the counter-rotating propellers minimize any torque effect on take off.
Flying the Cri-Cri is really no different than any other sport model. It is capable of mild aerobatics like loops, rolls, and inverted flight. The small amount of dihedral means it is stable when up right. Landing is simple, simply ease the throttle back, and gently flare it on the mains, letting the nose settle down.
If you like scale models that are distinctive from everything else, be sure to check out the Cri Cri.
• Plug and Fly - Complete final assembly, install your choice of radio and battery
• Rugged molded EPO airframe
• Rugged aluminum landing gear with light weight foam wheels
• Steerable Nosewheel
• Large magnetically secured hatch
• Counter Rotating Propellers
• Quick assembly
3S 11.1V 1300~1500mAh LiPoly Battery