NV-1 by V.V.Nikitin

mall low-wing sport monoplane, somewhat related to American "Gee-Bee" type. NV-1 was of mixed construction, including soft steel tubes frame, wooden wing, fabric skin except the tail, where aluminum was used. Fixed landing gear had no amortization, relying completely on pneumatic tires.
First flown in September 1933 by V.P.Chkalov. Nine flights were performed. Aircraft fas found very demanding, it put too much stress on the pilot.
It was obvious that such a small monoplane may be considered only experimental and has no practical applications.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.93-94;
  • "Tekhinka Vozdushnogo Flota" 1934, Vol.3 p.81;
  • "Tekhinka Vozdushnogo Flota" 1935, Vol.1 p.112;
  • "Samoliot" 1937, Vol.7 p.25;
  • N.V.Nikitin
  • Technical data
    Type NV-1
    Function Sport Experimental
    Year 1933
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*100hp M-11
    Length 4.25m
    Wingspan 6.40m
    Wing area 6.85m2
    Empty weight 350kg
    Loaded weight 510kg
    Wing load 74kg/m2
    Power load 5.1kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 232km/h
    Landing Speed 95km/h
    Created September 22, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine
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