Bücker Bü 180 Student

1st Flight 1937

The Bücker Bü 180 Student was a 1930s German two-seat sporting/training aircraft.

It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane that would be later used as a trainer aircraft and named Student.

The wing was of wooden construction with a mixture of plywood and fabric covering.

The fuselage was a steel tube frame forward and a wooden monocoque aft with a fabric covering.

The Student had a fixed tailskid landing gear and was powered by a Walter Mikron II inline engine.

The prototype first flew in 1937 and a small number were built for civilian use.

Variants

Bü 180A

Production variant with a 37 kW (50 hp) Zündapp Z9-092 engine.

Bü 180B

Production variant with a 45 kW (60 hp) Walter Mikron II engine.

Bü 180C

Proposed variant with an 60 kW (80 hp) Bücker Bü M700 engine.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)

Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)

Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Wing area: 15 m2 (160 sq ft)

Empty weight: 295 kg (650 lb)

Gross weight: 540 kg (1,190 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Walter Mikron II inverted 4-cyl. air-cooled in-line piston engine, 45 kW (60 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed: 160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)

Range: 650 km (400 mi, 350 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 8 minutes 54 seconds.

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