Russian Experimental Quadruplane
This profile started with a description and a photograph. I worked off a line drawing for a Morane Saulnier type G to get the fuselage proportions and used the photo to establish the wing and struts and the landing gear. I was not completely happy with the first draft, but the next version was good enough for the moment until my skills grew and I got time to get back to it. Which will be soon I hope.
In 1916 V.F.Saveljev and Vladislav Zalevskij built this experimental 2-seat reconnaisence aircraft. It used fuselage from the “Morane-G” and single strut Quadruplane wing box tilted forward. The Quadruplane was powered by an 80hp engine when it was flown on April 15, 1916. According to the test pilot Ungmejster, “The aircraft is very responsive and may compete with the 165hp Albatros, But it needs a 100hp Monosaupape engine.” Later this engine was fitted with minor modifications, and aircraft performed numerous flights.