Caudron C286 Phalène

History This tourist aircraft made its first flight in March 1932. Possessing great qualities, it was built to 150 copies…

History

This tourist aircraft made its first flight in March 1932. Possessing great qualities, it was built to 150 copies approximately in ten years. It was used for the training of both civilian and military pilots and distinguished itself in various raids.

The aircraft has two seats at the front and one at the rear. It has the particularity of having the handle hanging from the ceiling to simplify the flight controls. The wing is foldable on the sides of the fuselage to take up less space in a hangar. Its wide-track train gives it good ground handling. It had a wood and steel structure and a canvas and plywood coating.

Different versions were proposed: with different engines, fixed or variable pitch propellers, wings equipped with slats or not, straight or rounded salmon, 3 or 4-seater cabins…

Caracteristics

Wingspan  11,40 m
Length  8 m
Height  2,2 m
Empty weight  540 kg
Empty weight  1 050 kg
Freight  2 passenger
Speed  175 km/h
Range  950 km
Crew 1
Engine  1 De Havilland Gipsy III oh 135 hp
Serial number 6770

 

Our aircraft

Our aircraft came from the Air Museum in 1996. It is currently stored in the shelter waiting for more space in the hangar to restore it.

Some pictures

AILES ANCIENNES TOULOUSE

Our goal is the preservation of the aviation heritage. All this work aims to place the collection in the shelter in a suitable and visitable premises: an Aeronautical Museum in Toulouse (now called Aeroscopia)

AÉROSCOPIA

THE 40 YEARS OF THE ASSOCIATION

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from 2pm to 5.30pm

SATURDAYS

from 10am to 5.30pm

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OUR COLLECTION

Gathered for years by our association, the collection includes many aircraft (aircraft, helicopters, gliders) but also a large amount of various aeronautical equipment (engines, dashboards, ejection seats, missiles, …). Here is a small overview of the collection, which will reveal its secrets during your visit.

AIRPLANES

GLIDERS

HELICOPTERS

MICROLIGHTS

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