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World's Smallest Airplane


The world's obsession with thin and light gadgets isn't limited to cell phones, laptops and cameras. Check out this miniature airplane that's suddenly showing up all over the Internet (even though it was designed in the 1970s). At 12.8-feet long and with a wingspan of 16.1 feet, the Cri-Cri is billed as the world's smallest twin-engine airplane. The French-designed, build-it-yourself kitplane weighs just 375 pounds and reaches top speeds of 150 mph thanks to its dual AMT Olympus Turbines.

Eat your heart out, Shriners!

UPDATE: It's come to our attention that, though the Cri-Cri does have turbine engines in photos, in the video above those are two-stroke piston engines turning regular ol' propellers. Thanks for the correction, Goose!

From Gizmo Watch

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