Category MiG-8 Utka

MiG-8 Utka – Introduction

The MiG-8 Utka was a very unconventional aircraft, designed and built by Mikuyan i Gurevich to test the concept of swept wings, later used on the MiG-15 jet fighter. The plane was made from wood and fabric, and had several different rudder and wing-tip configurations. It was later used as tour/transport plane by the staff at the MiG design bureau.

Specification:

Crew: 1
Capacity: 2
Length: 6.995 m (22 ft 11.4 in)
Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 15 m2 (160 sq ft)
Airfoil: Clark YH
Empty weight: 642 kg (1,415 lb)
Gross weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
Fuel capacity: 195 litres (43 imp gal; 52 US gal)
Powerplant: 1 × de-rated Shvetsov M-11FM five cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 82 kW (110 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed, 2.36 m (7 ft 9 in) diameter
Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph; 111 kn)
Range: 500 km (311 mi; 270 nmi)

This is one of the build-threads lost in the server crash. The picture shows how far I am. Main parts missing are the rudders, empenage, and ailerons. The fuselage is more or less complete.

MiG-8 Utka – 3-View

This is the 3-View I am working from. It is one I found on a Russian website. The outline is pretty accurate, but there are not many surface details.

MiG-8 Utka – Status Update

This is the status as of today. It obviously needs some work, mostly on the wings and the canard.

MiG-8 Utka – Video

I have uploaded a video showing the MiG-8 Utka in flight. To a modeller, there are many important details that can be gleaned from this video.

 

Note that the configuration in the video has leading edge slats.

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