Nicolas-Claude NC-2 Aquilon
The Nicolas-Claude NC-2 Aquilon was a single-seat touring aircraft featuring a low-wing monoplane with canard foreplanes
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.
Claude did not have his own funds for the construction of the aircraft, but he managed to captivate the idea of ​​industrialist Jean Nicolas.
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.
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