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Old 12-07-2006, 08:28 AM
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It seems as if there is an argument over whether it is real or not...
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:17 AM
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It seems as if there is an argument over whether it is real or not...
It's real. It's called a Cri-Cri, French plans built design from the 70's - early 80's. I monitor their yahoo list. North Americans cannot buy plans due to the legal situation. Another version that was offered by Zenair founder in kit form is considered dangerous and to be avoided.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:55 AM
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It seems as if there is an argument over whether it is real or not...
Totally absolutely amazing!! Mplafleur-Looks pretty dang real to me! Course a good breast augmentation looks real to me too....
This plane has the performance of RaquelWelch for the older, or PamAnderson for the younger!
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:00 PM
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Whilst I was logging in my post- I find after posting that TNT confirms the realness of the bogey.
Cri-Cri....go figure- that name shouldve been action oriented..like, 'Specter Falcon'...not limp wrist "cri -cri"
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:03 PM
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Whilst I was logging in my post- I find after posting that TNT confirms the realness of the bogey.
Cri-Cri....go figure- that name shouldve been action oriented..like, 'Specter Falcon'...not limp wrist "cri -cri"
He named it after his daughter.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:09 PM
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He named it after his daughter.
The Cri-Cri exists!!

Cri-Cri is the french word for cricket.

For those of us old enough to remember, one or more cri-cris were always in attendance at OSH in the early '80's. It used 2 single cylinder 2 stroke engines, pull chord started, which spun wooden props of approximately 30" or less.

Everybody went crazy about it as a possible multi engine time builder. Unfortunately, the props were fixed pitch and it was fixed gear so that concept passed by the wayside. Something tells me that the kit (pop riveted) was sold or made by Zenith.

I always wondered about the single engine performance of that craft.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:22 PM
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cricket is what the Zenair founder (who moved on to larger things) called his modified version



">Is anyone bringing their cricket to Oshkosh this year?

Just a quick reminder guys:

Please avoid the use of the name "cricket".
It represents a shameful episode in the homebuilder saga.
Chris Heintz was solely responsible for that name,
and the associated mutant kit.

Michel Colomban named the airplane CriCri after his
youngest daughter,
and if one really wanted to use the translation,
it is "Chirp-Chirp"...nothing else.

merci, David "


David, an airline pilot in the states, knows Michel personally.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:38 PM
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are plans still available for the cri-cri ? they look limp-wrist, but apparently they are emphatically NOT. Such a novel little thing - certain to pull a large group of onlookers.

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Old 12-07-2006, 02:46 PM
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are plans still available for the cri-cri ? they look limp-wrist, but apparently they are emphatically NOT. Such a novel little thing - certain to pull a large group of onlookers.

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I think I could possibly get a legitimate set of plans, indirectly thru someone in NZ so I see no reason why you couldn't. I understand Michel's health isn't great these days so you would want to hurry.

There is even a jet version, replaced the prop motors with small jets. Flown by an AirFrance pilot.


In either case, the noise from the motors is a bit much.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:51 PM
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how bout an ETOPS approval
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:32 PM
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If I could chime in and maybe If I could get a set of plans- That would be the only "rivet-plane" I think I would want to build...it is that unique and cool to me. Let me know.... Den
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:02 PM
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I remember the storey of the jet engined version, it did not go anywhere because in France they would be required to get a multi-engined jet rating which amounted to getting the full ATP ticket just to fly an ultralight. Oddly enough there are R/C jets about that big where the pilot would be marginally in control with no weather limitations and no licensing.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:36 PM
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If you watch him taxi back to the hangar area, you see a bunch of midget looking planes, probably a group of them like the groups that are on here, they might even have a message board liek this, most likely in french though, those motors sure look a lot cheaper than the ones people use here. that is pretty crazy looking when it takes off
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:39 PM
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here is a website for them

http://www.flight.cz/cricri/english/index.php
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:10 PM
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They had one at Oshkosh 2003... uh... I mean AirVenture.

It looked like a flying lawnmower to me.
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