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The Cri-Cri is a popular homebuilt design developed in France by engineer and pilot Michel Colomban. Colomban became fascinated by small aircraft and hoped to create a tiny and economical plane with good performance and aerobatic capabilities. His goal was a very simple and lightweight construction using no more than a 20-hp engine powering an airframe carrying a 172 lb (78 kg) pilot and 22 lb (10 kg) of fuel. Colomban's initial study in the late 1950s suggested that a single seat aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 395 lb (180 kg) and a wing area of 43 ft² (4 m²) was feasible.
At least one Cri-Cri has also been modified with a pair of AMT Olympus turbines replacing the propeller-driven chain-saw engines. These new powerplants, designed for use on subscale radio controlled aircraft, generate over 80 lb (36 N) of thrust and raise the plane's top speed to 150 mph (240 km/h). Built by Nicolas Charmont of France, the jet-powered Cri-Cri has a maximum takeoff weight of 375 lb (170 kg).
originally posted by: AlongCamePaul
a reply to: JIMC5499
With that small an aircraft, one would lose any performance benefits due to the added weight required to fuel a thirsty after burner, not to mention it would probably come apart due to the sheer stresses.
But I like the way you think.