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Debreyer JCD-03 Pelican / Eagle

Air Est JCD-03 Pelican / Eagle



The "Pélican" flying wing was designed by Jean-Claude Debreyer based on the AV-36. Unlike that machine, however, it is not designed for soaring but only for inexpensive powered flight. The designer's goal was to produce a machine that was easy to build, ultra-light and low in cost, which explains the choice of the flying wing configuration, the low aspect ratio of the wing and the tandem landing gear. The prototype was built of wood with a few laminated parts; the wing section was the same as that of the AV-36 (Fauvel F4 17%). The two-stroke engine, mounted at the rear of the short fuselage, between the two fins, drives a two-bladed propeller directly. The Air Est Services, based in eastern France, offers a kit version, built of composite materials, named JCD-03. It can be equipped with a 12 hp Solo engine or a 24 hp Koenig which gives a considerable improvement over the original performance figures.  


The Pelican is transformed into the Eagle by substituting a 24 hp direct drive Knig for the Solo.
Air Est JCD-03 Pelican


Wing span: 7.92 m
Length: 3.10 m
Wing area: 12.0 sq.m
Airfoil: Fauvel F4 17%
Empty weight: 85 kg
Max. weight: 175 kg
Engine: Solo 15 ch
Propeller diameter: 75 cm
Takeoff run: 150 / 200 m
Stall speed: 45 km/h
Cruise speed: 75 km/h
Endurance: 3 hours


Air Est JCD-03 Eagle
Empty weight: 90 kg
Wing span: 7.2 m
Wing area: 12 sq.m
Fuel capacity: 20 lt
Engine: Konig SC 430, 24 hp
MAUW: 200 kg
Seats: 1
Max speed: 130 kph
Cruise speed: 90 kph
Minimum speed: 40 kph
Climb rate: 3 m/s
Fuel consumption: 8 lt/hr
Kit price (1998): 45 000 F sm





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