Caudron C.109 Video - Picture
Picture - Caudron C.109 F-PFLN airworthy at Mitry-Mory airfield near Paris in May 1957
Role: Utility aircraft
First flight: May 1925
Number built: 24
The Caudron C.109 was a light utility aircraft built in France in the late 1920s.
Design and development
The C.109 was a parasol-winged braced monoplane of conventional configuration with fixed tailskid undercarriage. The pilot and single passenger sat in tandem open cockpits. C.109s were used in a number of record attempts of the day, and were used to set distance records in the under 350 kg class of 868 km on 19 May 1927 (piloted by Juste Thoret), and 1,581 km on 27 October 1927 (piloted by Max Knipping), a women's duration record of 26 hours 47 minutes on 27 July 1929 (piloted by Maryse Bastié), and the first crossing of Mediterranee by a woman, Lena Bernstein (19 August 1929), 2268 km.
The Caudron C.110, C.112, C.113, C.114, C.116, and C.117 differed from the C.109 in minor detail only.
At least one aircraft survived to fly postwar, F-PFLN, F-AIQI prewar, being airworthy at Mitry-Mory airfield near Paris in 1957. This aircraft is held in the collection of the Musee de l'Air at Le Bourget but is not currently on public display.
Caudron C.109 Two-seat light utility aircraft. Caudron C.109.2 One surviving C.109 was fitted with a 85-hp (64-kW) Salmson SAq engine. Caudron C.110 Only two aircraft were built.
French Air Force
Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.27 m (7 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 20.0 m² (216 ft²)
Empty weight: 328 kg (723 lb)
Gross weight: 555 kg (1,224 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x— Salmson 9AD, 30 kW (40 hp)
Maximum speed: 126 km/h (78 mph)
Endurance: 4 hours
Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 239.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 14.
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