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Nicolas-Claude NC-2 Aquilon
 
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The Nicolas-Claude NC-2 Aquilon was a single-seat touring aircraft featuring a low-wing monoplane with canard foreplanes
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In 1936, French engineer Leon Claude (Leon Claude) began designing the aircraft, using the Henri Mignet formula, where the fuselage with a low center of gravity and two tandem wings were to provide the aircraft with sufficient longitudinal stability.
 
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Claude did not have his own funds for the construction of the aircraft, but he managed to captivate the idea of ​​industrialist Jean Nicolas.
 
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The NC-2 was first flown on 5 April 1937 at Auxerre. France, and only the one was built. In the same year, NC-2 took part in the so-called Prototype Tour, held in many cities in France.
 
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NC-2 Aquilon
Engine: 1 × Train 4T, 37 kW (50 hp)
Propeller: 2-bladed fixed-pitch
Wingspan: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 14 sq.m (150 sq ft)
Length: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
Empty weight: 183 kg (403 lb)
Gross weight: 410 kg (904 lb)
Maximum speed: 175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn)
Cruise speed: 130 km/h (81 mph, 70 kn)
Stall speed: 50 km/h (31 mph, 27 kn)
Range: 850 km (530 mi, 460 nmi)
Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
Wing loading: 29.2 kg/sq.m (6.0 lb/sq ft)
Seats: 1
 
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