Basic UltraLight Motorized welcome to the world of low-budget flying
A French plan based on a old airplane style, but now built with
modern (non costy) materails like foam. I found a good construction
site of it (the Souricette of Anne Vandamme). It can only be a
great help for those who want to join the group of
On the Souricette site is it describes as:
"The souricette looks like a
primary plane, these tiny machines that were the birth of a popular
leisure aviation in the twenties. Michel Barry kept the old recipe
for a cheap flight: small engine, low weight and a wood and fabric
structure. He also used modern materials wherever they allow an
easier and cheaper building.
This plane has been designed to
be build easily. Easier than the Heath Parasol or the Team Minimax.
Building time from plans is about 500 hours with cheap materials. A
first time builder should need a bit more time but also should save
time through the help of the Air Souris Set chapter. Their
experience will prevent you from doing the same errors. And why not
use the jigs and tools they don't use anymore?
This low price seems difficult
to reach, but 3000 to 5500 euros should be possible, depending on
the suppliers, the engine."
- Span: 9m (29,5')
- Length: 5,7 m (18,7')
- Wing area: 10 m2 (107,5 sq ft)
- Aspect Ratio: 8,4
- Vne: 150 km/h (93 mph) (speed not to exceed)
- +6/-3 g if 200kg (441 lbs)
- +4/-2 g if 260kg (573 lbs)
More info can be found at http://www.air-souris-set.fr/MB02/caractmb02.html