Technical data
Type Kudashev-1
Function Experimental
Year 1910
Crew 1
Engines 35hp Anzani
Length 10.0m
Wingspan 9.0m
Wing area 34m2
Empty weight 330kg
Loaded weight 420kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 12.4
Power load (kg/hp) 12.0
Maximum Speed

Biplane by A.S.Kudashev, Kudashev-1

27k b/w as seen at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.66

The first Russian-built aircraft to fly few dozens meters (May 23, 1910). Once the flight was performed without proper notice, it was not officially registered.

Biplane with front and rear elevators, rudder only on the tail. Tractor propeller, driven by 35hp Anzani engine, was installed on the lower wing. Upper wings carried ailerons.Construction material - wood (pine). Surfaces covered with rubber-coated fabric.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.65;

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