Designed by Michel Colomban, one of the engineers for the Concorde, the MC-30 Luciole (Firefly) has a structure weighing only 98 pounds, ideal for adding heavy battery packs as part of its electrification.
Its Lynch-type motor, controller and batteries were supplied by Anne Lavrand at Electravia, and have flown in the MC-30 for over a year. These are similar to the motors used in the MC-15 Cri-Cri that Hugues Duval flew at 175 mph down the main runway at Le Bourget during last year’s Paris Air Show.
Jean-Luc Soullier, the pilot and founder of Luxembourg Spécial Aerotechnics, shared these pictures with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) application and a graph showing the flight’s performance parameters. Once again, this type of record shows what dedicated amateur builders and experimenters can accomplish without vast outlays. Jean-Luc says he’s now going to concentrate on increasing the efficiency of the aircraft, something that will be of great interest at CAFE headquarters.