Technical data
Type BICh-7
Function Experimental
Year 1929
Crew 1
Engines 1*100hp Bristol-Lucifer
Length 4.74m
Wingspan 12.2m
Wing area 30.0m2
Empty weight 612kg
Loaded weight 865kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 29.0
Power load (kg/hp) 8.7
Speed at 0m 165km/h
Landing Speed 70km/h

BICh-7 by B.I.Cheranovskij

After success of the BICh-3 flying wing B.I.Cheranovskij started several other flying wing aircraft projects. One of those was BICh-7, up-scaled single-engined aircraft with open cockpit. It carried two small rudders (without any fins) on the wingtips.

Landing gear was similar to the BICh-3, with single main wheel and three support skids. This time it became a failure. BICh-7 turned very sluggish on takeoff, rudders had little effect.

After few takeoff attempts (not all were successful!) it was rebuilt into the BICh-7A.




  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.431;
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  • BICh-7 (Slovak)

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