Designed and prototyped in 1989 the 12 received , the test pilot’s comment was that: “It’s a Cream Puff”. At Oshkosh ‘90, it took 3rd place in the light plane category.

 

The 12 is constructed of the same materials as the Nieuport 11 with the exception of the main wing spars which are formed sheet. The 12 is a 2 place ideal for lazy afternoons and first time airplane rides. It is very stable as the original, which was designed to be a photo recon plane.

 

Recommended power plants include  Rotax 582, or VW.   (as always, these blunt nosed Aircraft perform far better with a larger prop and reduction drive.)  Construction is fabric covered tube structure, pull riveted gussets and AN bolts.

 

Plans are oriented to the experienced builder with little instruction needed.

 

Videos are available of Building procedures 4 hrs (sorry poor picture quality) as well as a flight preview video (2 hours)

NIEUPORT 12

Span Main Wing: 26.5 ft

Span Sub Wing: 21.2 ft

Chord Main Wing: 4.85 ft

Chord Sub Wing: 31.5 ft

Wing Area: 189 sq. ft.

Span Stabilizer: 9 ft 

Length Cowl to Tail: 21.5 ft

Height: 7.5 ft

Weight Empty: 575 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 12 Gal US

Gross Weight: 1070 lbs

Stall Speed: 33 MPH

Cruise: 75 MPH

Top Speed: 94 MPH

Never Exceed (Vne): 112 MPH

* Engine (best performance): Rotec R2800 or Rotax 582

* Reduction: 3.47:1

Propeller (flight): 84'' diameter

Take off run: ~300 ft

Landing Roll: ~300 ft

G Factor (@ 550 lbs): +5.7 / -2.8

Tubes: 6061-T6

Gussets / fittings: 2024-T3

Build Time: 1400 hours

INFORMATION

 
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