CARMAM Aiglon

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15-36 Aiglon
Role Standard Class sailplane
Manufacturer CARMAM
Designer Robert Jaquet and Jean Pottier
First flight 14 June 1974
Number built c.50 by 1980

The CARMAM 15-36 Aiglon ("Eaglet") was a French sailplane produced in the 1970s. It was designed as a private venture by the technical directors of CARMAM, intending it to be a simple and easy-to-fly basic glider for aeroclub use. It was a conventional sailplane design of fibreglass construction throughout, with a low tail.

A variant was also marketed for homebuilding as the 15-34 Kit-Club. Pottier revised the original design to simplify it somewhat, and replaced much of the fibreglass structure with a plywood fuselage and fabric-covered wing and tail. These structural changes resulted in a weight penalty of around 30 kg (66 lb), but performance remained very similar.

Variants[edit]

15-36A
basic production version
15-36AR
15-36A with provision for 55 kg (121 lb) of water ballast
15-34
15-36A redesigned for homebuilding


Specifications (15-36A)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 6.40 m (21 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 11.0 m2 (118 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 20.4
  • Empty weight: 200 kg (441 lb)
  • Gross weight: 390 kg (860 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 37:1
  • Rate of sink: 0.6 m/s (118 ft/min)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 238. 
  • Hardy, Michael (1982). Gliders and Sailplanes of the World. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 22. 
  • Coates, Andrew (1978). Jane's World Sailplanes and Motor Gliders. London: MacDonald and Jane's. p. 28. 


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