Stevens Su-1

Stevens Su-1

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Stevens SU-1 is an American single seat, high-wing, strut-braced, glider that was designed in 1933 by students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. The SU-1 was developed as an attempt to improve the performance of the Franklin PS-2, by designing new wings for it as a student project. The PS-2's straight 36 ft (11.0 m) wings were replaced with gull-winged 46 ft (14.0 m) wings. Like the original wings, the new new wings have two spars, but instead of parallel struts, the new wings use V-struts terminating at a single fuselage attachment point. Jury struts are also used. Like the original wings, the new wings are a wooden structure, covered in doped aircraft fabric covering. The SU-1 retains the PS-2's original steel tube fuselage. The landing gear is a fixed monowheel type.
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Soph Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136265591
  • 9786136265599