The Pottier P.70 was a single-seat, single-engine sport aircraft developed in France in the 1970s and marketed for homebuilding. It was a mid-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit. Originally designed with fixed, tricycle undercarriage, the plans were later revised to offer a fixed, tailwheel option. Construction throughout was of metal. A two-seat, tandem version was developed as the P.170.
- P.70B - single-seat version with tricycle undercarriage
- P.70S - single-seat version with tailwheel undercarriage
- P.170S - version with two seats in tandem and retractable tricycle undercarriage
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88 p. 588
- Crew: One pilot
- Length: 5.15 m (16 ft 11 in)
- Wingspan: 5.85 m (19 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 7.2 m2 (78 ft2)
- Empty weight: 215 kg (474 lb)
- Gross weight: 325 kg (716 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine, 30 kW (40 hp)
- Maximum speed: 180 km/h (110 mph)
- Range: 400 km (250 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
- Rate of climb: 0.7 m/s (150 ft/min)
Accidents and incidents
- On 6 March 2013 a P170s (PH-AFP) made a forced landing in a field near Teuge Airport. For yet unknown reasons, the pilot had to return but had to land in a field before reaching the airfield. The 2 occupants remained unharmed and were able to safely disembark the aircraft. The aircraft was damaged and the propeller had broken off.
- Taylor 1989, p.751
- Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88, p.588
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- 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.