No. 9813. Paumier MP2.01 Baladin (F-PJKV c/n 01)
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Paumier MP2.01 Baladin

04/30/2010. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "After four years of work, Maurice Paumier flew this side-by-side two-seat light cabin monoplane for the first time early in 1961, registered as F-PJKV (and still is as of this day). Of his own design, it differed from the usual homebuilt types at that time in that it incorporated refinements such as a retractable tricycle landing gear (with main wheels and tires from a motor scooter), variable-pitch airscrew and split landing flaps.

The Baladin is of wooden construction covered with plywood except for the wing undersurface, aft of the front spar, ailerons, and the aft fuselage which are fabric-covered. Tanks in wing leading edges are filled through wing-tip orifices, access to which is gained by sliding the large wing end-plates rearwards. Powerplant is a 90 hp Continental C90 four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine, driving a manually-controlled Flottorp two-blade variable-pitch airscrew.

Created April 30, 2010