Adaridi AD 3
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|The Adaridi at the Finnish Aviation Museum.|
|First flight||April 17, 1924|
|Primary user||Finnish Air Force|
Adaridi AD 3 was a wooden aircraft designed by the Russian engineer Boris Adaridin, who lived in Finland. It was a high wing aircraft with a low-powered engine. In 1923, the Finnish Air Force ordered one Adaridi aircraft. The aircraft was not given any official designation code. The maiden flight was on April 17, 1924.
The German ace, Leutnant Emil Thuy (32 victories in World War I) described the aircraft as having mediocre flying qualities, and that the 12 hp engine was inadequate. The aircraft was never meant to become a military aircraft, it was merely an exercise in building an aircraft.
The aircraft was stationed at the fighter squadron at Utti air force base from the summer of 1924 until 1931. It was very rarely flown, as unexperienced pilots couldn't get the aircraft off the ground.
The sole manufactured Adaridi is displayed at the Finnish Aviation Museum.
Data from Thulinista Hornetiin
- Crew: One, pilot
- Length: 5.30 m (17 ft 5 in)
- Wingspan: 11.60 m (38 ft ½ in)
- Height: m (ft in)
- Wing area: m² (ft²)
- Empty weight: kg (lb)
- Useful load: kg (kg)
- Loaded weight: kg (lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 260 kg (572 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Salmson AD.3 3-cylinder radial engine, 9 kW (12 hp)
- Never exceed speed: km/h (knots, mph)
- Maximum speed: 106 km/h (57 knots, 65 mph)
- Cruise speed: km/h (knots, mph)
- Stall speed: km/h (knots, mph)
- Range: km (nm, mi)
- Service ceiling: m (ft)
- Rate of climb: m/s (ft/min)
- Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)
- Power/mass: W/kg (hp/lb)
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- Timo Heinonen (1992). Thulinista Hornetiin – 75 vuotta Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneita. Tikkakoski: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo. ISBN 951-95688-2-4.
- Kalevi Keskinen; Kari Stenman; Klaus Niska (1976). Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918–1939. Helsinki: Tietoteos. ISBN 951-9035-20-6.
- Kalevi Keskinen; Kyösti Partonen; Kari Stenman (2005). Suomen ilmavoimat I 1918–1927. Helsinki: Tietoteos. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.