Following design and the initiation of production of the Bü 133, the company turned its attention to the development of a two-seat cabin monoplane of high-wing configuration which carried the designation Bücker Bü 134. The single prototype of this aircraft proved to be unsuccessful when tested and its development was abandoned. Convinced that future trainers would need to be of monoplane configuration, the company persevered and designed another two-seat trainer of low-wing cantilever layout. Designated Bücker Bü 180, and later named Student, this was built in small numbers for civil use. The prototype was flown in the autumn of 1937, and was followed by
the production of a small number for civil use.
| ENGINE||1 x 45kW Walter Mikron II inline piston engine|
| Take-off weight||540 kg||1191 lb|
| Empty weight||295 kg||650 lb|
| Wingspan||11.5 m||38 ft 9 in|
| Length||7.1 m||23 ft 4 in|
| Height||1.85 m||6 ft 1 in|
| Wing area||15 m2||161.46 sq ft|
| Max. speed||175 km/h||109 mph|
| Cruise speed||160 km/h||99 mph|
| Ceiling||4500 m||14750 ft|
| Range||650 km||404 miles|
|Romeo Vadnais, 10.06.2016|
Are any of these interesting BU-180 in the United States? Love to have or restore one!!
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