|Type||Gnome-Le Rhone Titan|
|Filling||0.106 to 0.127|
|Weights (kg) and loads|
|Disc Load (kg/m2)||9.7|
|Power load (kg/hp)||4.78|
The KASKR-2 was the same aircraft as the KASKR-1 with a different power source: the former 100hp M-2 engine was replaced by a 230hp engine of the Gnome-Le Rhone Titan type. Some airframe and rotor improvements also were introduced.
This autogiro was flown near 90 (some sources: 76 to 79) times for up to 28min long. Most flights (1930-31) were performed by D.I.Kochits. In the 1931 KASKR-2 was successfully demonstrated to the USSR leadership. As a result, group got a green light to continue development of the autogiros.
Among the KASKR program participants was student M.L.Mil, future helicopter designer.
|KASKR-2 color scheme used for the background, found at this page|
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