Technical data
Type VVA-1
Function Contest, general
Year 1935
Crew 1
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 7.8m
Height 2.85m
Wingspan 10.9m
Wing area 24.0m2
Empty weight 800kg
Loaded weight 1120kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 46.7
Power load (kg/hp) 11.2
Speed at 0m 170km/h
Landing Speed 60km/h
Takeoff Roll 200m
Range 550km
Seats 2?
Cargo ?kg

VVA-1 by V.S.Pyshnov

Light biplane, built under terms proclaimed by 1934 Safe Light Aircraft Contest, organized by Osoaviakhim. Designer of VVA-1 was V.S.Pyshnov, professor of the VVA. Tailplane was moved forward as an anti-spin effort. Upper wing carried slatted flaps and ailerons, lower wing - landing flaps. Wings cold be 'folded' backwards for storage or transportation.

All-wooden aircraft had very good airdynamic, but for 100hp engine it was overweight by 100...120kg. Climb and ceiling were insufficient, and VVA-1 was abandoned. This was very unfortunate, because with more powerful M-11E this sturdy biplane could be suitable for production and service.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.539;
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