World’s Smallest Twin Engine Aircraft – Meet The “Cri Cri”
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Make Way For The Cri-Cri
Designed in the 1970s by Michel Colomban, the Colomban Cri-Cri has a 16.1-foot wingspan and is 12.8 ft in length. It’s the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft and although there are approximately 100 ‘Crickets’ all over the world in 2003, only 30 are airworthy. It’s a lovely little plane and looks cool from any angle.
Of course, we would all prefer the big, badass ones but wouldn’t it be nice to just go out on a beautiful day and maneuver this around? Because you know, driving is a bit overrated. 🙂 Just kidding. But still, some complain that it looks a bit uncomfortable inside and the plane looks very unstable. Well yes, there are plenty of rooms for improvement and it’s not the best ‘small’ aircraft there is but it’s a good start. Aeronautical engineers can tweak it a bit, add more features or do some modifications so it won’t feel too cramped.
It’s a sweet ride and the engineer did a neat job. Yup, I’d like to have one please.