KIM-3 Stakhanovets Plan


With his latest scale vintage glider plan, Vic Steel captures a distinctive design with swept forward wings

Full Description

The Stakhanovets sailplane was designed and constructed in Russia in 1936. It featured a swept forward wing that eliminated the twisting of the wing to produce washout, so creating a highly efficient wing. The wing tips curled under to produce tip skids, to prevent damage during take-off and landing. Vic Steel’s replica spans 3 metres and uses a built up airframe from balsa and ply.
WING AREA: 753 sq in (4860 sq cm)WING LOADING: 6.92 oz/sq ft (21 g/sq dm)


  • Designer: Vic Steel
  • Wingspan: 118″ (3000 mm)
  • Radio Functions: Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder
  • Length: 47″ (1200 mm)
  • Weight: 136 oz (3800 g)


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