RON SMITH COLLECTION
No. 12575. Brügger MB-2 Kolibri 2 (G-BUDW c/n PFA 043-10644)
Photographed at Henstridge, UK, by Ron Smith

Brügger MB-2 Kolibri 2

09/30/2014. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "Based on his experience with his first design, the MB-1 Kolibri 1, Max Brügger of Wünnewil, Switzerland, designed the MB-2 which used a similar all-wood construction. The first MB-2 was built by the designer with a 45 hp VW1600 engine and this aircraft was first flown on May 1, 1970. The Kolibri 2 became available for amateur construction for engines in the 35 to 60 hp range. The Kolibri-D was the aircraft built in France by J.P. d'Epagnoir, it was fitted with a 50 hp JPX engine and had slightly deviating dimensions.

In all several dozen examples were built in several countries including Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and France. The pictured aircraft which was built by John Malcolm Hoblyn of Plymouth, who fitted an 1834cc VW engine. On March 19, 1992, the aircraft was first registered and Hoblyn owned it for twelve years. Thereafter it had three subsequent owners, the last en present owner is Simon Peter Barrett of Boston, Lincolnshire, UK."



Created September 30, 2014