General Information
Type "Frigate"
Function Utility
Year 199?
Crew 1...2
Type 2*?
Power ?
Length 6.5m
Height ?m
Wingspan 10.2m
Wing area ?m2
Weights and loads
Empty 360kg
Loaded 600kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) ?
Power load (kg/hp) ?
Max. 160km/h
Landing 65km/h
Landing ?m
Takeoff ?m
Practical ?km
Ceiling ?m
1000m ?min
Fuel ?kg
Cargo ?kg
Cabin size LxWxH ?m3
Seats 1

"Frigate" by S.Tsar'kov
("Poliot" design bureau named after P.Al'murzin)

Photo by Sergey Andreev

This aircraft was derived from B.Chernov flying boat. Sergey Tsar'kov promised to organize Chernov flying boat production and KUAZ (Samara aviation factory) and was given the set of documentation. He failed to fulfill the mission but built "Frigate" using changed drawings.

The plane has 2 3-cylinder engines made in Biysk. Tuning and control of those engines is not an easy task since each of them has 3(!) carburetors, one per cylinder. Plus their reliability is very low. As a result the plane is not a nice thing to fly.

Two more photos from Novik

The future of this specimen is hard to predict, especially taking into consideration that original Chernov boat is protected by patent.

flying boats by B.Chernov -
  • ...
  • Links
  • "Frigate" at Novik club site
  • Hydroplanes by Boris Chernov
  • another "Fregat"?

  • Created July 01, 2001
    with help Sergey Andreev
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