Technical data
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1916
Crew 2
Engines 1*80hp Gnome
later 1*80hp Clerget
1*100hp Monosaupape
Length 6.0m 6.0m
Wingspan 8.5m 9.3m
Wing area 24.0m2 26.2m2
Empty weight 360kg 400kg
Loaded weight 660kg 700kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 27.5 26.7
Power load (kg/hp) 8.2 7.0
Maximum Speed 116km/h 132km/h
Ceiling more than 2000m -
Endurance 3.0h 3.0h

Quadriplane by V.F.Saveljev

28k photo at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.203;

In 1916 V.F.Saveljev (then senior mechanic of the 2nd airpark located at Smolensk) in cooperation with his colleague Vladislav Zalevskij built this experimental 2-seat reconnaissater. It used fuselage from the 'Morane-G' and 1-srtut quadriplane wing box. Wings box was tilted forward by 15°.

Quadriplane, powered by 80hp engine, was flown on April 15, 1916. According to test-pilot Ungmejster, "aircraft is very responsive and may compete with 165hp 'Albatros'. It needs 100hp Monosaupape."

Later this engine was fitted with minor modifications, and aircraft performed numerous flights.

V.F.Saveljev returned to this layout again in 1923, when the quadriplane was nothing but outdated oddity.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.204;

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