Air Est JCD 03 Pelican
|JCD 03 Pelican|
|Manufacturer||Air Est Services|
|Number built||1 (1998)|
US$12,950 (complete aircraft, 1998)
|Developed from||Fauvel AV.36|
The Air Est JCD 03 Pelican is a French mid-wing, twin tailed, flying wing single-seat motor glider that was designed by Jean-Claude Debreyer and produced by Air Est Services of Marly, Moselle and supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete aircraft.
Design and development
The Pelican has an unconventional layout, based on the Fauvel AV.36, with a low aspect ratio wing, twin rudders mounted at mid-span and a pusher configuration Solo 210 engine mounted in the rear fuselage producing 9 kW (12 hp).
The aircraft is constructed from fibreglass, with some surfaces fabric covered. The 7.2 m (23.6 ft) span wing is semi-tapered, tapering outside the rudders and employs a Fauvel F4 17% airfoil. The fuselage is just 2.00 m (6.6 ft) in length, making the aircraft very compact. The landing gear is monowheel gear, with a small tail wheel and outrigger wheels at midspan.
With the Solo engine the take-off distance is 180 m (591 ft) and the landing distance 67 m (220 ft). Cruise speed is 93 km/h (58 mph). A variety of engines can be fitted.
In 1998 a completed aircraft was US$12,950 and a kit was US$8,000. The kit did not include the engine, propeller or instruments. Construction time from the supplied kit was estimated at 300 hours. One example was reportedly completed and flying in 1998.
- Crew: one
- Length: 2 m (6.55 ft)
- Wingspan: 7 m (23.62 ft)
- Airfoil: Fauvel F4 17%
- Empty weight: 84 kg (185 lb)
- Gross weight: 186 kg (410 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 11 litres (2.4 imp gal; 2.9 US gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Solo 210 , 8.9 kW (12 hp)
- Maximum speed: 113 km/h; 61 kn (70 mph)
- Cruise speed: 93 km/h; 50 kn (58 mph)
- Stall speed: 45 km/h; 24 kn (28 mph)
- Range: 354 km; 191 nmi (220 mi)
- Rate of climb: 3.3 m/s (650 ft/min)