Pottier P.80

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P.80
Pottier P80.JPG
Role Sport aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Jean Pottier

The Pottier P.80 is a single-seat, single-engine sport aircraft developed in France in the late 1970s and marketed for homebuilding.[1] Ultimately based on the P.70 design, it features a redesigned wing and cockpit canopy.[2] The P.80 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit.[2] Construction throughout is of metal.[2] The prototype was constructed and unveiled at the 1977 Paris Air Show.[2]

Just as the P.70 had led to the two-seat P.170, Pottier also created a two-seat version of the P.80, but with its seats side-by-side instead of in tandem as those of the P.170 had been.[2] This was designated the P.180, and by 1987, at least 13 examples had flown.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • P.80S - single-seat version[2]
  • P.180S - two-seat version[2]

Specifications (P.80S)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88 p. 588–89

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 5.35 m (17 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 7.8 m2 (84 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 240 kg (529 lb)
  • Gross weight: 470 kg (1,036 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine, 67 kW (90 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (310 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 1.7 m/s (330 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, p.751
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88, p.588

References[edit]

  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88. London: Jane's Publishing. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.