Technical data
Type ChUR-1
Year 1911
Crew 1
Engines 1*100hp Argus
Length 11.0m
Wingspan 12.0m
Wing area 36.0m2
Empty weight 600kg
Loaded weight 700kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 19.5
Power load (kg/hp) 8.8

Chur-1, G.G.Chechet, M.K.Ushkov, N.V.Rebikov

Picture (28k) from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.87

Aircraft was built by famous Russian aviator Nikolaj Vasilievich Rebikov and inventor Grigory Gerasimovich Chechet with financial support of Moscow rich man M.K.Ushkov. It was demonstrated on the Second Moscow Aviation Exposition (Mart 25 - April 8, 1912), later - flown on Comendant Airfield near St.Petersburg.

It was a 'inverted' biplane (upper wing was much smaller than the lower one) with biplane tail planes. Ailerons were only on the upper wing, during tests - added to the lower one too. Wings were equipped with anti-slide surfaces.

The first aircraft in Russia to have steel wielded frame in front fuselage. Additional control surface was added to the tail in order to compensate load on the control stick. This kind of additional surface will be used during following 15-20 years on heavy aircraft such as F.62 Goliath, TB-5, MDR-3.

On July 5 1912 aircraft (flown by N.V.Rebikov) was crashed and not restored.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.86-87;

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