Ciani Uribel
Страна: Италия
Год: 1959

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SSW Uribel C

  The SSW, or Sezione Sperimentale Volo Vela, was formed by the Aeroclub Volovelistio Milanese to maintain and repair the club's gliders and also to build new designs. It concentrated at first on reconditioning Zogling and Allievo Cantu primary training gliders, and its first new product was the CVV 7 Pinocchio single-seat sailplane. This was followed by the Spillo EC 37-53 high performance single-seater, a small series of the Urendo EC 38-56 two-seater and the prototype EC 40 Eventuale two-seat trainer, all designed by Eng Edgardo Ciani, and the small Gheppio R1 single-seater designed by Eng Gianfranco Rotondi. Eng Ciani next designed the Uribel single-seater Standard class sailplane, and after five examples of the Uribel and Uribel B had been built a small series of the improved Uribel C was started, this version having a completely redesigned wing and a fuselage of reduced cross section, but otherwise being similar to the B. Like its contemporary, the Standard Austria, the Uribel C is a cantilever shoulder wing monoplane of all-wooden construction with a 'butterfly' V-tail. The C's plywood-covered wings are of Eppler 257 aerofoil section and of 17% thickness/chord ratio; air brakes are fitted and there are no flaps. The fuselage is a wooden monocoque structure, with the cockpit canopy faired completely into the top profile of the nose section. There is a fixed monowheel and a small tailskid.

Data: Uribel C
Span: 49 ft 2 1/2 in
Length: 19 ft 6 in
Wing area: 148.5 sq ft
Aspect ratio: 16.2
Empty weight: 463 lb
Max weight: 683 lb
Min sinking speed: 2.17 ft/sec at 43 mph
Best glide ratio: 31:1 at 48 mph
SSVV Uribel C.