Der Kricket
by Cyril B. Smith II
VW Power Photo Album

Cyril B. Smith II
Cyril Smith's Der Kricket (biplane),
powered by an 1835cc VW.
Cyril says he has had many hours of enjoyable, inexpensive flying with excellent reliability. The plane is all metal and weighs 525 lbs. empty and about 765 lbs. gross. Wide open at sea level it hits around 100 to 105 mph and stalls at 55 mph. In the Colorado Springs, Colorado area, wide open yields 90 to 95 mph at 7,000 ft msl.
Cyril B. Smith II
Cyril B. Smith II
Here Cyril in his Der Kricket take to the skies with friend Carl Arnold and his VP!

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