Anemopsaro

DONNÉES GÉNÉRALES
Année du premier vol
(ou de design, si seul projet)
1969
Pays Grèce
Designer(s) KOUROUVAKALIS, Platon & PIKROS, Costas
Premier constructeur KOUROUVAKALIS, Platon & al.
Type d'appareil Hydroplaneur
Fonction Expérimental

SPÉCIFICATIONS TECHNIQUES
Envergure--
Longueur--
Hauteur--
Allongement--
Surface alaire--
Profil aile--
Masse à vide--
Masse maxi--
Charge alaire--
Vitesse mini--
Vitesse maxi--
Finesse maxi
Taux de chute mini--
Nb sièges2
StructureBois et toile

[photo Costas Pikros - Hellenic Soaring Archive]
[Hellenic Soaring Archive]

AUTRES INFORMATIONS

Constructeur(s)
ConstructeurConstruits
KOUROUVAKALIS, Platon & al.1
Nombre total de constructions1
Infos techniques--
Histoire résuméeAround '68 Platon Kourouvakalis (just Plato to make things simple) and Costas Pikros made preliminary drawings of two wooden sea gliders, a two-seater and a simpler single-seater. Plato's drawing was the two-seater, and he started building it. Finally, Plato designed all the flying machine, C.Pikros designed the part under the water surface.
The first flights of the "Gliding Fish" (Anemopsaro) were in the Faliron Bay in front of the Royal Yachting Club.
After the flights, we were met by coast guard officers. Fully manned rescue vessels were also arriving. The coast guard had received telephone calls that a airliner has been seen diving in the bay.
Later the "Gliding Fish" went to Ioannina Lake, in NW Greece, for some more flights.
We found no problem in flying the ship, no problem in taking-off or landing.
The main problem, that we did not expect, was the immense drag of the tow-rope in the water. For more than a hundred meters of rope, the power boat could hardly attain take-off speed. After take-off you had to pull hard to unstick the rope from the water.
A drum on the power boat could unreal the rope. But the whole operation was complicated enough. The sea glider was abandoned. [Text from Costas Pikros]
Liens personnalités Pas de personnalité associée.
RemarquesAnemopsaro = Poisson volant

SOURCES DOCUMENTAIRES

Liens WEBSite : Hellenic Soaring Archive . Histoire + photos + specs (page Building gliders in Greece). (2015-04-04 CL)
LivresGliders made in Greece
par PIKROS, Constantine (2016) [p. 13-15. Texte + photos + plan 3 vues].

MODÈLES RÉDUITS

Pas de plan ou kit référencé.
Fiche n° 3611 [Dernière mise à jour : 2015-04-04]