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#1 Posted: 2/15/2010 17:06:05 Modified: 2/18/2010 23:03:25

 


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We published this story in e-Hotline last week, and we're curious to get your take. Click the picture above if you haven't read the story, then tell us what you think ... coincidence or copy?

 

 

 



Jeanne Methel
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#2 Posted: 2/15/2010 18:01:01

In some really amazing cases, you have two countries who happen to come up with an invention at the same time. Even the "discovery of flight" was very controversial because of how France and England had also made test that were a little less successful than the Wright Brothers' (don't get me wrong, I am still giving full credit for the first man powered flight to the Wrights!!). Same thing with cinema between Edison and "les freres Lumieres" in France. In those cases it's just because the technologies are there and it's "simply a question of combining them in the appropriate way. However in this instance, it would really surprise me that the intent behind the design AND the design AND the colors (?) of two aircraft can be as identical as they are. I am wondering now WHY Iran would want to copy such an aircraft for their personal needs (not saying that I don't like the Cri-cri, on the contrary, Vive la France!)....



Tom Hackel
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#3 Posted: 2/16/2010 15:41:00 Modified: 2/16/2010 15:44:11

The CriCri is not a new design, it is an amazing aerobatic wonder. Depending on composits it could have near nothing for radar signiture. Just a thought, worth what you paid for it.
goggles

 



John Eiswirth
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#4 Posted: 2/16/2010 23:23:03

copy!



Georges Mergen
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#5 Posted: 2/17/2010 11:56:09 Modified: 2/17/2010 12:03:41

It looks like an original cri-cri design, I do not  believe in the specifications the officials claim, nor that it may carry 2 persons.

The engines are of 2 stroke design, and 2 strokes have a high fuel consumption in general, with 2 engines Ii have a serious doubt about the range and autonomy.

But one shall see the positive side of it, that it may one day open the sky's to as many Iranian pilots as possible, if possible!

 

 



Jim Heffelfinger
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#6 Posted: 2/18/2010 14:17:24

Jeanne,

I agree as well.  I don't get it

First let's all agree it's a pretty blatant copy of the cri cri but more importantly, the cri cri was designed as a cartoon, a.... a Jetsonian people mover.  It is whimsy - from duel spinners to bent up T tail.  Why replicate it as a commercial product?

 I also can't understand it being touted as a training aircraft (even if it had the 2 seats commonly found in trainers). It would be a totally different aircraft in it's 2 seat version. 

 Is it being marketed as civilian or military ? Where is the utility?  

Is this roll out designed to stimulate a domestic GA movement?   I think the domestic market is a little busy right now with other pressing matters.

 If military - at least paint it flat gray to reduce the "look at the cute little toy..." factor a bit.

Is this a undergrad aeronautics class project that is being “spun”  as Iranian Aerospace Industry?  (It would answer the paint job copy)

I just don't get it?

 

Hopefully we will find out more and enjoy the chuckle. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qcMjG1KL2Q&feature=related 

 

 



Gregg Frondal
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#7 Posted: 2/18/2010 18:16:17

gosh, what do we have in our arsenal that could counter such a foe? Maybe an ultralight with amrams? <grin>
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Tom Hackel
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#8 Posted: 2/20/2010 21:46:36 Modified: 2/20/2010 21:49:01


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How much does a guidance system cost? Yes if I set my mind to evil it gets scary in here fast.


shocked

 



Pierre D'Entremont
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#9 Posted: 2/20/2010 22:47:54

Thank God they don't know about the BD-5 !!!!



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#10 Posted: 2/21/2010 07:58:28

I find it interesting that the Iranians chose a Red, White and Blue color scheme.....

 



Cheers, Jerry NC22375 out of 07N