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)