SmartSection is developed by The SmartFactory (, a division of INBOX International (
Articles > Meetings > Visiting DynAéro
Visiting DynAéro
One of the MCR models might be the plane we are looking for, so I paid a visit to DynAéro the manufacturer of the kit family.
DynAéro is based at Dijon Darois airport, home of the famous Robin airplane family now manufactured by APEX.
The MCR family is mainly built with carbon fibers. It is possible tobuy the kit either to built completely, partially built or not built at all.
When building completely, it is mandatory to perform some tasks at the Dijon plant under the supervision of DynAéro (it mainly concerns the building and closing of the fuselage and wings), all mechanical work can be performed either at home or at Dijon.
During the visit I had the opportunity to see planes at various stages during the building process, the preparation of kits ready to be send to customers, and the hangar available to builders for at least the mandatory building to be done.
The kits are "certificated" in the french CNSK (Special air navigation certificate for kits) category, the certificate falls between the normal certificate and the experimental one (CNRA in France). To be eligible to the CNSK category the manufacturer has to apply to the French Civil Aviation Authority and be granted the use of this type of certificate (to date, only DynAéro for most of its models, and Jabiru for the Jabiru 4400 have been granted this certificate). Due to this special certification process, some of the building has to be done at Dijon to be garanteed by the manufacturer.
The MCR 01 is a side-by-side aircraft powered by a 80hp or 100hp engine, the MCR 4S is four places powered by an 115hp engine. The engines are either Rotaxes or Jabirus, propellers can be fixed-pitch or constant speed.
The carbon fiber building allows for very low empty weights (260kgs for the MCR01), hence the use of low hp engines and quite low fuel burns. Another advantage is the building at Dijon, which allows easy manufacturer support and contact with other builders.
This last point can be seen as negative due to the fact you have to drive to Dijon (more than 3h for me) and live there during the initial building process, while at the same time you have to be equipped at home for the last part of the building.

All in all an interesting visit, giving some clues to our final decision.

  Envoyer cet article

Naviguer à travers les articles
Article précédent RV-6 in progress MCR's at Lognes Article suivant