Rogožarski SIM-VIII

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SIM-VIII
YU Aircraft SIM 7-8.jpg
Role Sports and tourist plane and the plane for the basic training
National origin Yugoslavia
Manufacturer Prva Srpska Fabrika Aeroplana Živojin Rogožarski AD.

Ikarus-Zemun

Designer Sima Milutinović
First flight 1931
Introduction 1931
Retired 1941
Status inactive
Primary user Yugoslav Royal Air Force

YU-Aeroclub

Produced from 1931 to 1933
Number built 5
Developed from SIM-II

The SIM-VIII (Serbian Cyrillic:СИМ-VIII) was a 1931 Yugoslav Sports and tourist plane and the plane for the basic training, one-engined, with two crew members. It was designed by Sima Milutinović and built at the Rogožarski factory in Belgrade 1931 and Ikarus in Zemun 1933.

Siemens Sh 14 engine installed in aircraft SIM-VIII

Design and development[edit]

Aircraft SIM-VIII was designed by engineer Sima Milutinović at the end of the 1930 year, with a desire to contribute to the development of aviation in Yugoslavia. The prototype of this aircraft was built at the expense of a constructor and the first test flight was conducted in the Zemun in the fall of 1931 year. After receiving permission navigational for aircraft, Command YAF-Yugoslav Royal Air Force was purchased and donated by Aeroclub in Belgrade.

The plane had engine high monoplane (parasol wing) with a 110 hp Siemens engine, a wooden double-flight propeller, with two crew members who were seated one behind the other. The plane that is intended for civilian use. sport pilot training, demonstration and tourist flights. On the plane SIM-VIII is applied several new construction solutions designed to streamline production and cheaper without compromising aircraft flight characteristics. The plane was mostly wooden construction with steel nodes. The hull is entirely made of wood covered with plywood, and the wings are supporting structure made of wood covered with canvas. The wings are large windows with rounded ends. On each side, the wings are supported by a pair of inclined struts which relied on the fuselage. The fuel tank was located in the central part between the wings that is. at their junction. Rudders are made of welded steel pipes. Landing gear was fixed completely made of steel pipe characterized by great strength which enabled a plane landing at the very rugged terrain.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Aircraft SIM-VIII is produced in three copies in the factory Rogožarski 1931st year that were owned by Aero Club,[2] which used it for propaganda flights and train sport pilots. Airplanes are registered marks of a civilian-YU-PBC, YU-PBD and YU-PCI. The first of the listed aircraft flew until 1937. when it was withdrawn from use and the other two no data is likely to have been used before the war. In addition to these in the Ikarus factory in Zemun in the 1933rd The aircraft made two copies of the SIM-VIII they are not in the civil registry of the aircraft most likely to have been produced for the YAF-Yugoslav Royal Air Force. For this plane is associated a great success. Specifically, 19 July1932nd was held in Warsaw in the international air rally at which the crew of this plane won the first place.[3][4]

Operators[edit]

 Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Specifications[edit]

Data from Станојевић, Д.; Јанић, Ч; (12/1982.). "Животни пут и дело једног великана нашег ваздухопловства - светао пример и узор нараштајима" (in (Serbian)). Машинство (-{YU}--Београд: Савез инжењера и техничара Југославије) 31: 1867 - 1876.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.60 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.80 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.54 m (8 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 15.40 m2 (165.8 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 445 kg (981 lb)
  • Gross weight: 675 kg (1,488 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Simens 7-cylinder radial, 82 kW (110 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 173 km/h (107 mph; 93 kn)
  • Range: 450 km (280 mi; 243 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.16 m/s (819 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Микић, Сава Ј. (1933.). "Сима Милутиновић" (in (Serbian)). Историја југословенског ваздухопловства. Београд: Штампарија Д. Грегорић. pp. 679.
  2. ^ *Janic, Cedomir; Ognjan Petroivic (2011). The Century of Sport Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. pp. 1–16. 
  3. ^ Станојевић, Д.; Јанић, Ч. (12/1982.). "Животни пут и дело једног великана нашег ваздухопловства - светао пример и узор нараштајима" (in (Serbian)). Машинство (-{YU}--Београд: Савез инжењера и техничара Југославије) 31: 1867 - 1876
  4. ^ Петровић, О. (3/2004.). "Војни аероплани Краљевине СХС/Југославије (Део II: 1931–1941.)" (in (Serbian)). Лет - Flight (-{YU}--Београд: МЈВ) 3: ISSN 1450-684X

References[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill (1989). World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines (2 ed.). Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-163-9. 
  • Janic, Cedomir; Ognjan Petroivic (2011). The Century of Sport Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. pp. 1–16. 
  • Janić, Čedomir; O. Petrović (2011). Short History of Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. ISBN 978-86-913973-2-6. 
  • Станојевић, Драгољуб.; Чедомир Јанић (12/1982.). "Животни пут и дело једног великана нашег ваздухопловства - светао пример и узор нараштајима". Машинство (in Serbian) (-{YU}--Београд: Савез инжењера и техничара Југославије) 31: 1867–1876.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Петровић, Огњан М. (3/2004.). "Војни аероплани Краљевине СХС/Југославије (Део II: 1931–1941.)". Лет - Flight (in Serbian) (-{YU}--Београд: Музеј југословенског ваздухопловства) 3. ISSN 1450-684X.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Микић, Сава Ј. (1933). "Сима Милутиновић". Историја југословенског ваздухопловства (in Serbian). Београд: Штампарија Д. Грегорић. p. 679. 

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