Caudron C.800 Épervier

History This glider was designed in 1941 at the request of the Secretariat for Youth and Sports, which wanted a…

History

This glider was designed in 1941 at the request of the Secretariat for Youth and Sports, which wanted a two-seater school glider to equip French sailing clubs. He made his first flight in 1942.

After the Liberation, it was built with more than 300 copies, in particular by Fouga in his factory of Aire-sur-l’Adour. The C.800 has been for over 20 years the standard school glider, while offering interesting performance to experienced pilots. Ilhad a ceiling of 5,300 m, a 17-hour endurance and could cover a distance of 180 km. It was particularly renowned for its robustness and ease of maintenance. Several copies are still in flight condition.

Caracteristics

Wingspan  16 m
Length  8,35 m
Height  1,8 m
Empty weight  260 kg
Maximum take off weight  440 kg
Lift to drag ratio  22
Speed  120 km/h
Range  880 km
Crew  2
Serial number  284

 

Our aircraft

Our C.800 arrived in 1992 from Niort.

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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.

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