Maurice Brochet MB50 Pipistrelle

Historique Monsieur Brochet was a very enlightened amateur builder because he made his first machine, a glider in 1928, then…

Historique

Monsieur Brochet was a very enlightened amateur builder because he made his first machine, a glider in 1928, then a motorcycle-glider and a light plane in 1934.

It was not until 1947 that the MB 50 Pipistrelle, a high-winged monoplane for amateur construction, appeared. Two experimental machines were built, followed by a dozen others. The aircraft could receive different engines of equivalent power available at that time: Sarolea, but also Poinsard, Salmson…

Caracteristics

Wingspan 8.00 m
Length 5.60 m
Height 1,72m
Empty weight 240kg
Maximum weight 351 kg
Speed 140 km/h
Range 300 km
Crew 1
Engine 1 Sarolea of 27 hp

Our aircraft

Our Pipistrelle was almost finished, but never flew. The Pipistrelle being a common breed of bat in France, ours remained long asleep in an attic, probably upside down. We recovered it in 1993 in the Paris region.

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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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