Colibri MB2

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The Brügger MB-1, MB-2 and MB-3 Colibri is a family of small sports aircraft designed in Switzerland in the 1960s and 70s for amateur construction

Design and development

The Colibri family are single-seat, low-wing cantilever monoplanes with fixed tailwheel undercarriage powered by a four-cylinder horizontally opposed Volkswagen air-cooled engine automotive conversion. The MB-1 Colibri first flew in 1965 and served as a development aircraft for the definitive MB-2 Colibri 2 that flew in 1970. These aircraft had all-wooden framework with fabric-covered wings and plywood-covered fuselages. The pilot's seat was enclosed by an expansive bubble canopy. In 1976-77, Brügger built and flew an all-metal version as the MB-3. Many examples are actively flying in 2012.



Empty weight:
419 lbs (190 kg)
Stall speed:
32 kts (37 mph) (59 kph)
Cruise speed:
86 kts (99 mph) (159 kph)
103 kts (119 mph) (191 kph)
591 ft/min (3 m/s)
VW, Rotax 912

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