The Pottier P.80 is a single-seat, single-engine sport aircraft developed in France in the late 1970s and marketed for homebuilding. Ultimately based on the P.70 design, it features a redesigned wing and cockpit canopy. The P.80 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit. Construction throughout is of metal. The prototype was constructed and unveiled at the 1977 Paris Air Show.
Just as the P.70 had led to the two-seat P.170, Pottier also created a two-seat version of the P.80, but with its seats side-by-side instead of in tandem as those of the P.170 had been. This was designated the P.180, and by 1987, at least 13 examples had flown.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88 p. 588–89
- Crew: One pilot
- Length: 5.35 m (17 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 7.8 m2 (84 ft2)
- Empty weight: 240 kg (529 lb)
- Gross weight: 470 kg (1,036 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine, 67 kW (90 hp)
- Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph)
- Range: 500 km (310 miles)
- Rate of climb: 1.7 m/s (330 ft/min)
- Taylor 1989, p.751
- Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1987–88, p.588
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pottier P.80.|
- 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.
|This article on an aircraft of the 1970s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|