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Osbourn Twin Cadet
 
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This powered converison of a T8 Tutor was made by E. W. Osbourn at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, in 1969 and was known as the Twin Cadet Mk 1. It was fitted with two 197cc Villiers 9E single-cylinder two-stroke engines mounted on the wing bracing struts and driving two small propellers just behind the pilot's head. The prototype, G-AXMB (ex-VM590 and BGA 805) first flew with power on 20 September 1969. and received its Authorisation to Fly on 2 July 1970. It was later re-engined with a single 500cc Triumph T100 motorcycle engine mounted in the nose and first flew in this form as the Cadet Mk 2 at Cranfield on 22 January 1972, receiving its Authorisation to Fly on 6 June that year.
 
Twin Cadet Mk 1
Span: 38 ft 6 in
Length: 20 ft 10.5 in
Tare weight: 455 lb
All-up weight: 657 lb
Max speed: 60 mph (power on)
Cruising speed: 40 mph (power on)
Range: 100 miles
 
 
 
 
 
 


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