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The Pouchel II

A Ladderless Pouchel


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Due of the success of the Pouchel (over 120 plans sets sold to members of the APEV), our ladder manufacturer became concerned about his legal liability and no longer agreed to sale us some potentially flying ladders ! Therefore, we launched the design study for the Pouchel II.

The Pouchel II benefits from five years of experience with the Pouchel Basic, which has passed 100 hours of flight.


The Pouchel II is even more simple to construct than the Basic. The kit only requires a hundred hours to complete using a few simple tools (a drill, a pop-riveter, a few wrenches and a clothes iron) and other pieces available from the Association. Only the paint, the instruments and the motor are not included in the kit.

A Rotax 447 engine powered the prototype and worked perfectly, giving the best combination of quality and price (with many available used).
Following flight tests, Professor Franck Petitjean, the project leader, studied the results of numerous test measurements on the Pouchel II. The fatigue tests concluded that, under normal conditions, the Pouchel II has an unlimited life-expectancy.

The price of the completed Pouchel II is normally between 6000 and 7000 euros.


The Pouchel II kits are not available anymore. The next-generation Pouchel, the Pouchel Light has replaced the Pouchel II.

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Single-Seat MIGNET formula with a ROTAX 377 ou 447 engine

Front wing span
6m
Rear wing span 4m
Wing width 1m20
Wing profile NACA 23112
Surface 12 m2
Empty weight 150 kgs
Maximum weight 275 kgs
Maximum speed 120 km/h
Cruising speed 90 km/h
Maximum G-Factor +4g/-2g

 

 

Pouchel Light, the Pouchel in a lighter version

The Pouchel light is now available (kit or plans) to remplace the Pouchel II

 

The Pouchel Light of Noel Bastiaens, on the ground.. and airborne !

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Single Seat H MIGNET formula powered with a ROTAX 377 or 447

Front wing span
6m
Rear wing span 4m
Wing width 1m20
Wing profile NACA 23112
Surface 12 m2
Empty weight 100 kgs
Max weight (MTOW) 225 kgs
Max Speed VNE 120 km/h
Cruise speed 90 km/h
Max G-Factor +4g/-2g

 

 

 

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Pouchel Classic : A Pouchel with a plywood fuselage

 

Single Seat H MIGNET formula powered with a ROTAX 377 or 447

Front wing span
6m
Rear wing span 4m
Wing width 1m20
Wing profile NACA 23112
Surface 12 m2
Empty weight 150 kgs
Max weight (MTOW) 250 kgs
Max Speed VNE 120 km/h
Cruise speed 90 km/h
Max G-Factor +4g/-2g

 

 

 


 

 

bipouchel

The Bipouchel

The world's cheapeast ultralight !

 

This affordable two-seater, side by side powered by a ROTAX 582 and incorporates the patent No. 97026432 from Daniel DALBY on ultralights structure in the form of ladder, because the structure of the wings consists of a double spar Aluminum section 100 x 50 x 2 connected by spacers. This rigid structure, as the POUCHEL ease the building of the wings.

 

We slide the styrofoam ribs of 30 mm on the structure then we stick the leading edge and the trailing edge, and just cover them with fabric (Dacron). The fuselage is also realized with 100 x 50 x 2 sections.

On the two-seater, the structures from ladder were abandoned for two reasons:

- Loads of a two-seater is 1.5 times higher than the single, constraints supported by the ladder became significant, which is not the case for the single-seater.

- By definition a two-seater takes two persons and one of her necessarily had no knowledge of the structure in ladders, what is not the case on the single-seater which only the members of the Association (APEV) can build.

 

The tandem took the air by the end of 2006 and we continue to develop and test. An another Bipouchel flew in 2008.

The COMPLETE KIT requiring only hundred of working hours with an light equipment (drill - pliers - some keys - an iron) and with the available elements is marketed with the association for 6000 - 7000€ without the engine.

The final cost should be between 8 and 9000 euros by mounting a Rotax engine used revised

The plans will be circulated to members of the APEV at a price of 180€

 

 

The gorgeous Bipouchel of Xavier Genoud

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