Colomban MC-100 Ban-Bi

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MC-100 Ban-Bi
Role Amateur-built aircraft
National origin France
Designer Michel Colomban
Status Plans available (2011)
Number built 22 (1998)
Unit cost
540 (plans only, 2011)
Variants Dyn'Aéro MCR01

The Colomban MC-100 Ban-Bi is a French amateur-built aircraft that was designed by Michel Colomban. The aircraft is supplied as plans for amateur construction with some parts and sub assemblies available.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The MC-100 features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, a T-tail, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft's 6.63 m (21.8 ft) span wing has an area of 5.2 m2 (56 sq ft). The standard engine used is the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL four-stroke powerplant. The design is noted for its high speed on low installed power as it has a top level speed of 305 km/h (190 mph) on just 80 hp (60 kW). The cockpit is described by reviewers Roy Beisswenger and Marino Boric as "snug, but adequate"[1][2]

The aircraft is built from plans, with the wings constructed at the factory by the builder with assistance. Sub-assemblies and parts are available from both Dyn'Aéro in France and Arplast.[1][2]

The MC-100 was developed into a whole series of derivative designs, the Dyn'Aéro MCR01 series.[1]

Specifications (MC-100 Ban-Bi)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Aerocrafter[1][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 5.49 m (18 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.63 m (21 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 5.2 m2 (56 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 202 kg (445 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 54 litres (12 imp gal; 14 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912UL four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW (80 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 305 km/h (190 mph; 165 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)
  • Stall speed: 87 km/h (54 mph; 47 kn)
  • Range: 2,309 km; 1,247 nmi (1,435 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,000 ft)
  • g limits: +9/-4.5
  • Rate of climb: 10.1 m/s (1,990 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 86.5 kg/m2 (17.7 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 109. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 116. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 115. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1

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