Technical data
Year December 1909
Crew 1
Engines 1*18hp Darrac
Length 5.0m
Wingspan 8.0m
Wing area 12m2
Maximum Speed 60km/h

Monoplane by Cremp

24k b/w photo from the "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.46

This aircraft, built by Moscow inventor Yu.Cremp had remarkably simple design. Fuselage frame was assembled from steel water pipeline tubes. Flat wing had 2 steel tube spars and 10 ribs, supported by steel wires. Tail plane and fin had wooden frame. Once aircraft was completed in winter time, it had ski landing gear - the World first aircraft on the skis.

During tests only short straight flights were achieved. Once by wind blow aircraft was thrown up to 6m and crashed, damaging the engine.

Since 1910 aircraft was demonstrated on different expositions, including the Moscow Polytechnical Museum.



Sources:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.45-46;

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