Friday, May 21, 2010

SUPER EMERAUDE C.P. 328



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,540. Empty wt. 850. Fuel capacity 232. Wingspan 26'6". Length 21'. Engine 100-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 172. Cruise mph 120. Stall mph 52. Climb rate 700. Ceiling 14,000. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 850. Range 620.

Besides designing the Super Emeraude, Claude Piel has also created the Diamant and Beryl. The Emeraude is a low-wing monoplane that achieves excellent performance from a 100-hp Continental with a fixed-pitch prop. It features an enclosed cockpit for two in sideby- side fashion. Construction materials consist of wood and fabric. The most significant improvement in the Super Emeraude is a reinforced structure to allow the use of engines up to 150 hp and to be fully aerobatic when flown solo. It is distinguished by a larger and swept-back vertical tail, which improves directional stability. The airplane has all modern features including slotted flaps, slotted ailerons, single-leg landing gear, steerable tailwheel, and sliding canopy. The Super Emeraude is approved for categories N, U, and A.



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