Technical data
Type Rossia-A
Function Experimental
Trainer
Year 1910
Crew 1-2
Engines 1*50hp 'Gnome'
Length ~12m
Wingspan 10.5/7.0m
Wing area 38m2
Empty weight 440kg
Loaded weight 620kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 16.3
Power load (kg/hp) 12.4
Maximum Speed 70km/h
Duration 15min

Rossia-A, N.V.Rebikov/ S.S.Schetinin

Rossia-A, 24k b/w photo from the "History of aircraft construction in the USSR",Vol.1 p.56

Biplane, resembling Farman-III but with several design improvements and better technical solutions. Most important - two-side fabric cover of the wing and controls. Very clean construction, no overweight. First tried with 40hp Renault engine, but it was not enough to take off.

Five were built with 50hp 'Gnome', flown by many Russian aviators (Segno, Sredinskij, Lebedev among them).

The fist Russian record was set for duration of flight in 1910 - 15 minutes.

Built at Schetinin's factory (Petrograd), founded by the First Russian Fellowship for AirSailing.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.56-57

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