|Type||Nieuport by P.N.Nesterov|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||22.2|
|Power load (kg/hp)||7.1|
Experimental aircraft, rebuilt from Nieuport-IV to test P.N.Nesterov novel ideas (see P.N.Nesterov Page) aimed on aircraft controls optimization. Fuselage was shortened by 0.7m, rudder and tailfin deleted. Tailplane and elevators were substantially increased and equipped with aerodynamic compensation.
Modifications were performed by P.N.Nesterov and his mechanic G.M.Nelidov in Kiev (early 1914). During Spring 1914 several flights were performed by P.N.Nesterov himself. Pilot-inventor carefully studied aircraft reaction on controls. Everything was working, turns were performed without problems.
But P.N.Nesterov was not satisfied. It was found that Nieuport-IV controls (wings were wrapped by means of pedals) did not fit well with rudderless configuration.
|Modified September 30, 1997||Back to|