Bucker Bü 180 Student
1937
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Bucker Bü 180 Student

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.


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x 45kW Walter Mikron II inline piston engine
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight540 kg1191 lb
    Empty weight295 kg650 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.5 m38 ft 9 in
    Length7.1 m23 ft 4 in
    Height1.85 m6 ft 1 in
    Wing area15 m2161.46 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed175 km/h109 mph
    Cruise speed160 km/h99 mph
    Ceiling4500 m14750 ft
    Range650 km404 miles

Comments
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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