Pottier P.50

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P.50 Bouvreuil
Role Racing aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Jean Pottier
First flight 27 July 1979

The Pottier P.50 Bouvreuil ("Bullfinch") was a single-seat, single-engine racing aircraft developed in France in the late 1970s and marketed for homebuilding.[1] It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit.[2] The undercarriage was of tailwheel configuration, and the P.50 was designed from the outset to offer the builder the alternative of fixed or retractable main units.[2] Construction throughout was of wood, except for the engine cowling and main wheel spats, which were fibreglass mouldings.[2]

Variants[edit]

  • P.50 - version with fixed undercarriage[2]
  • P.50R - version with retractable undercarriage[2]

Specifications[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 5.65 m (18 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 7.5 m2 (81 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 270 kg (595 lb)
  • Gross weight: 400 kg (882 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental C-90, 67 kW (90 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 310 km/h (190 mph)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, p.751
  2. ^ a b c d e 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.