BICh-2 by B.I.Cheranovskij

Second glider of the 'Parabola' family of B.I.Cheranovskij flying wings (the first was BICh-1). Unlike the predecessor, BICh-2 had good handling and stability.

The leading edge of 'Parabolas' had parabolic shape, straight trailing edge carried full-span controls: ailerons and elevators. Pilot was almost completely hidden by the thick wing. Rudder behind the cockpit was more tribute to tradition than a necessity, because ailerons alone provided sufficient direction control.

BICh-2 participated in the Glider Contest at Coktebel in 1924, performing 27 flights.

PredecessorsModifications
BICh-1
BICh-3

References
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.430-431;
  • Links
  • BICh-2 (Slovak)
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