Piel Emeraude / Super Emeraude


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Piel Emeraude / Super Emeraude

The Emeraude was designed by Claude Piel. It originated in the 1950s with the CP.30. Since then an array of variants (fundamentally different in terms of engine, cabin size and aerobatic properties) have been offered. The general configuration remains a single-engined, low-wing monoplane, of which the CP.301 is perhaps the classic example. The Emeraude has been available as a licence-built product in its variant types in a number of countries. Plans remain available for home-build versions. Variants include the one-seat CP.90 Pinocchio, the three- or four-seat Super Diamante and the aerobatic CP.70/750 Beryl.

 ENGINE1 x 67kW Continental C90-14F piston engine
  Take-off weight650 kg1433 lb
  Wingspan8.30 m27 ft 3 in
  Length6.00 m20 ft 8 in
  Cruise speed161 km/h100 mph
  Range800 km497 miles

James Slade, e-mail, 12.09.2020 18:20

We have a partially completed project that did not come with plans! Is anyone aware of a source for the Emeraude CP301 B model? Thank you.


Sven, 16.12.2016 01:29

The photos dont do justice to what is one of the best looking aircraft ever built.The eliptical wing,think Spitfire, is beautiful and viewed in flight just gorgeous. IMHO. Which is not so humble because I'm right.


Clay Hett, e-mail, 21.11.2013 04:51

I have a JP 6 aircraft looking very similar to the Super Emeraude. The plans came where made Paul Genest Genest aircraft Montreal, i would like to obtain more info on this partially completed wooden airplane. If any person has info, pls respond thankyou


Rich Shankland, e-mail, 27.08.2010 19:43

Oops -typo, sorry. I meant to write CP-301, not 310.


Bob Crum, e-mail, 10.03.2010 23:49

The most current Super Emeraude (not mentioned above) is the CP-320 which is designed for the Lycoming 0-320 150HP engine. This is a plans built version and offers higher gross weight and cruise speed. It is available with a swept vertical or traditional rounded vertical stab and full bubble canopy as options. There are several of this version flying in the US currently and many more under construction.


Rich Shankland, e-mail, 05.02.2010 19:56

The CP-310 has a more realistic gross weight of 600 kg., esp. with the C-90 engine. Higher powered variants can carry more weight, but at the cost of aerobatic capability.


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