• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

Romeiko-Gurko Akula racer aircraft

hesham

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
26,703
Reaction score
3,485
Hi,

the Romeiko-Gurko Akula was a single-seat racer aircraft of 1938,
inspired by Caudron racers,its engine was on steel-tube mounts
with dural cowl,otherwise mainly wood,it had low gull-wing with
spatted wheels and fin-like fairing behind canopy,powered by one
220hp Renault Bengali 6 engine.
 

Retrofit

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Feb 21, 2007
Messages
587
Reaction score
86
Hi Hesham,
No much information, excepted an estimated top speed of 400 km/h (250mph).
Final status?
 

Attachments

  • Akula.jpg
    Akula.jpg
    30.5 KB · Views: 188

borovik

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
May 5, 2007
Messages
790
Reaction score
103
See also: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5088.0
 

robunos

You're Mad, You Are.....
Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
1,895
Reaction score
233
topic merger time again, methinks...


cheers,
Robin.
 

Tophe

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Feb 18, 2006
Messages
1,150
Reaction score
37
Website
cmeunier.chez-alice.fr
The aerodynamic fairing aft of the canopy is very surprising. I have never seen something like that elsewhere.
Why would that be better to fair upward than classicaly downward to the fuselage? If this would have been a good idea, it would have been general for racers...
 

Jemiba

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
8,227
Reaction score
935
I think, it was a time, when ideas weren't always tested in the windtunnel, but often just
transformed, or incorporated into flying hardware. And due to the still relatively low performance
of those aircraft, even less than good ideas sometimes may have had at least no disastrous
effects and survived for some time, before proven to be not helpful. Another example could be
forward inclined windshields, as could be found in the Stinson model A (drawing from http://www.acepilots.com).
And in the case of the "Akula racer" perhaps it even was an attempt, to give the aircraft a look
appropriate to its name, as "Akula" means shark, AFAIK.
 

Attachments

  • stinson-model-a.jpg
    stinson-model-a.jpg
    10.1 KB · Views: 280

Similar threads

Top