Caudron C277 Biplane

Caudron C277

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This extremely rare Caudron C277 has been restored to an extraordinarily high standard and just needs a few jobs doing in order to finish it off and make it airworthy. It came out of the Ryder Fighter Museum and has since had all new fuselage, wings, cowling, horizontal stabiliser & rudder as well as all new landing gear. The engine is a Renault 4P, currently stripped down but found to be in excellent order and ready for meticulous assembly, something you'd probably want to do rather than taking someone's word for it having been done. All flight controls and gauges are present other than the air speed recorder & altimeter. It's currently licensed as "experimental" by the FAA, common practice for this type of aircraft. Whilst it has had in the region of $200000 spent on the restoration the owner is happy to sell for a fraction of this cost.

Used in the Hollywood films "The Blue Max" (released 1966) and "Von Richthofen & Brown" "released 1971".

General characteristics:

Crew: One pilot

Capacity: 1 passenger

Length: 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 9.90 m (32 ft 5 in)

Height: 2.76 m (9 ft 1 in)

Wing area: 24.0 m2 (258 sq ft)

Empty weight: 516 kg (1,138 lb)

Gross weight: 780 kg (1,720 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Renault 4Pb , 71 kW (95 hp)​

Performance:

Maximum speed: 158 km/h (98 mph, 85 kn)

Range: 500 km (311 mi, 270 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,120 ft)

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