Experimenter

April 2014

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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24 Vol.3 No.4 / April 2014 THE CC02 Photography by Marino Boric FLIGHT Claude has logged almost 100 hours in the CC02 after its maiden fl ight in 2007. He said it performs exactly as he wanted. It has demonstrated good to excellent maneuverability and handling in all fl ight phases. The fl aperons are functioning well, and tight turns are doable at speeds around 150 knots. There is no induced yaw and very little adverse yaw increasing at low speeds. Claude is usually cruising at 150 knots, the exact cruise and maximum speed was currently unknown when I visited Claude because of the new constant-speed prop that is not yet properly tested. The CC02's empty weight is 1,220 pounds (560 kilo- grams), with a maximum takeof weight of 1,850 pounds (842 kilograms). The CC02 is 19 feet, 8 inches (6 meters) long, and its wingspan is 18 feet (5.5 meters). Rotation speed at takeof is 90 knots, and it climbs at 1,200 fpm (fl aps at 7 degrees) and 1,500 fpm clean. Maximum horizontal speed with the variable pitch prop should reach 185 knots. Approach speed for landing is 110 knots. CONCLUSION This CC02 is a real eye-catcher. Before my first contact with it, I occasionally dreamed of being aboard a jet fighter; now I dream of flying my own kit-built CC02. I suggested that Claude should find a partner and start manufacturing a modern (carbon-fiber) version of the CC02 as an experi- mental aircraft. I would be one of his first customers. Surprisingly, his answer was not negative, so now I have a new dream. Thank you, Claude, for having built this flying dream! Marino Boric, EAA 1069644, is an aeronautical engineer and holds a private pilot license in Germany with commercial and instrument rat- ings (CPL/IFR). He also fl ew as a military pilot. The proud owner Claude Chudzik and his jewel; he said, "La vie est belle" (life is nice). The French fl ag and registration number. E A A E X P _ A p r 1 4 . i n d d 2 4 EAAEXP_Apr14.indd 24 3 / 3 1 / 1 4 9 : 4 3 A M 3/31/14 9:43 AM

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