Technical data
Type LK-1, NIAI-1
Function Prototype Passenger
Year 1933 1934
Crew 1 1
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length (m) 8.8 8.8
Wingspan (m) 12.4 12.4
Wing area (m2) 27.6 27.6
Empty weight (kg) 730 746
Loaded weight (kg) 1035 1160
Wing Load (kg/m2) 37.5 42.0
Power load (kg/hp) 10.3 11.6
Speed at 0m 157km/h 154km/h
Landing Speed 60km/h 65km/h
Landing Roll 110m 12sec 120m 12sec
Takeoff Roll 220m 15sec 200m 16sec
Turn time 45sec 45sec
Range 770km 850km
Flight Endurance 6h 7h
Ceiling 3950m 3370m
1000m 9.8min 10min
2000m 23min 25min
3000m 45min 56min
Fuel+Oil 145kg 170kg
Seats 3 3
Cargo ?kg ?kg

LK-1 (NIAI-1, Fanera-1, NIAI-1P) by V.F.Rentel and A.I.Lisichkin

35k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.564

Unusual light (3 seats) aircraft, with passenger cabin in blown center wing section. Large rectangular windows on the fuselage side served as sliding doors. Construction - plywood (so nickname Fanera-1). Wing spars did run straight through the cabin, but they created no problems: one was hidden behind the instrument panel, another supported pilot's seat.

Very roomy cabin combined with low drag were 'balanced' by restricted pilot's view and some losses in propeller efficiency (blowing quite a thick wing). In Summer 1933 aircraft was successfully tested by pilot A.Ya.Ivanov and in Fall same year flown to Moscow for state trials at NII VVS and GVF.

40k b/w, "Russian Civil and Military aircraft 1884~1969" by Heinz J.Nowarra and G.R.Duval, p.132

LK-1 was accepted for production and (at least) one batch of 20 aircraft was built. Series aircraft had slightly revised tail layout and plywood tubes replaced by solid wood 'rods'. One was installed on floats (NIAI-1P, Poplavkovyj). Served with GVF.

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  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.564-565;
  • "Russian Civil and Military aircraft 1884~1969" by Heinz J.Nowarra and G.R.Duval, pp.129, 130, 132;
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