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Aeronautic 2000 Baroudeur


Single-seat single-engined high-wing mono-plane with conventional three-axis control. Wing has unswept leading and trailing edges, and constant chord; cruciform tail. Pitch control by elevator on tail; yaw control by fully flying rudder; roll control by ailerons; control inputs through stick for pitch/roll and pedals for yaw. Wing braced from above by kingpost and cables, from below by cables; wing profile double-surface. Undercarriage has three wheels in tricycle formation with additional tailskid; suspension on all wheels Push-right go-right nosewheel steering connected to yaw control. Optional brake on nosewheel. Aluminium-tube/fabric framework, partially enclosed. Engine mounted below wing driving pusher propeller.

Baroudeur prototype number 01 made its first flights in September 1981. The machine had been designed by a specialist team directed by Henri de Beaufort with Philippe Tisserand, and coupled a fully flying wing, free to move in three axes, with fixed tail surfaces. Next came serial 02, with wing warping and fully flying elevator. After various modifications this became prototype 03, eventually being succeeded by 04, which appeared with ailerons and a classic empennage.
The structure of this was re-used for the fifth, similar prototype, and fitted with a stick which was articulated from above the pilot. At the same time, 06 was built with a stick placed conventionally, between the pilot's knees. These latter two were pre-production aircraft.

Designed for low power engines, the Baroudeur was initially fitted with the flat twin French JPX PUL425 engine, developing 26 hp at 4600 rpm with toothed-belt reduction. It was offered with a Robin EC34PM, Robin EC44 or Hirth HL2701 RR179 engine. On sale since February 1982, the machine has acquired a reputation for robustness and ease of operation and rigging. It has also been designed with military uses in mind. Options include a cockpit, a special pod, a nosewheel brake and resin-reinforced leading edges. The Baroudeur is transportable on a trailer or on a roof rack. Folded dimensions are 16.5 x 1. 8 x 1. 8 ft (5.0 x 0.5 x 0.5m).

Engine:Hirth HL2701 RR179, 40 hp at 3800 rpm
Prop-eller diameter: 47 in, 1.20m
Reduction, ratio: 2.0/1
Max static thrust: 199 lb, 90 kg
Power per unit area: 0.26hp/sq/ft, 2.9 hp/sq.m
Fuel capacity main: 7.9 USG, 6.6 Imp gal, 30.0 lt
Fuel capacity reserve: 6.6 USG, 5.5 Imp gal, 25.0 lt
Length overall: 16.5 ft, 5.0 m
Height overall: 8.2ft, 2.5m
Wing span: 29.6ft, 9.0m
Constant chord: 5.1ft, 1.55m
Dihedral: 2 degs
Sweepback: 0 degs
Tailplane span: 7.9ft, 2.40 m
Total wing area: 151 sq.ft, 14.0 sq.m
Total aileron area: 16.2 sq.ft, 1.50 sq.m
Rudder area: 7.5 sq.ft, 0.70 sq.m
Tailplane area: 16.2 sq.ft, 1.50 sq.m
Total elevator area: 9.7 sq.ft, 0.9 sq.m
Wing aspect ratio: 5.78/1
Wheel track: 4.9 ft, 1.50 m
Wheelbase: 5.3 ft, 1.6 m
Nosewheel dia. overall: 12 in, 30 cm
Main wheels dia. overall: 12 in, 30cm
Empty weight: 220 lb, 100kg
Max take-off weight: 552 lb, 250kg
Payload: 332 lb, 150kg
Max wing loading: 3.65 lb/sq.ft, 17.9 kg/sq.m
Max power loading: 13.8 lb/hp, 6.25 kg/hp
Load factors: +6.0, -2.5 ultimate
Max level speed: 63 mph, 100 kph
Never exceed speed: 71 mph, 115 kph
Max cruising speed: 56 mph, 90 kph
Economic cruise: 50 mph, 80 kph
Stalling speed: 22 mph, 35 kph
Max climb rate SL: 690 ft/min, 3.5 m/s
Min sink rate: 335 ft/min, 1.7 m/s
Min sink speed: 37 mph, 60 kph
Best glide: 10/1 at 37 mph, 60 kph
Take-off distance: 130 ft, 40 m
Landing distance: 130 ft, 40 m
Service ceiling: 13,120 ft, 4000 m
Range ave. cruise: 373 mile, 600 km



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