Sikorsky S-2

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S-2
Sikorsky S-2 aircraft spring 1910.jpg
Igor Sikorsky at the controls of the S-2 near Kiev Russia in June 1910
Role Experimental
National origin Russian
Designer Igor Sikorsky
First flight 3 June 1910
Number built 1
Developed from Sikorsky S-1

The Sikorsky S-2 was the second fixed wing aircraft designed by Igor Sikorsky using the main wing section from the S-1 and a 25 hp (19 kW) Anzani three-cylinder engine in a tractor configuration. During the first flight attempt on June 3, 1910 the biplane reached a height of two to four feet and traveled approximately 200 yards. After several successful flights the S-2 was completely destroyed on June 30 when Sikorsky inadvertently stalled the underpowered aircraft at an altitude of 70 feet.[1]

Specifications

Data from Russian Aviation Museum[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 26 ft 3 in (8 m)
  • Upper wingspan: 26 ft 3 in (8 m)
  • Wing area: 260 sq ft (24 m2)
  • Empty weight: 419 lb (190 kg)
  • Gross weight: 573 lb (260 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani 3 -cylinder air-cooled fan piston engine, 25 hp (19 kW)

Performance

References

  1. ^ Sikorsky, Igor (1944). The Story of the Winged-S. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. p. 41. ISBN 9781258163556. 
  2. ^ "BIS No.2". ram-home.com. 4 September 1997. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
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