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Sukhanov's
"Discoplan II"

(1960)


The photo s shows the 1960 version, the Discoplan 2. These photos are very heavily retouched, but the aircraft's
structure appears to have been based on a wooden or steel truss covered with lacquered canvas -- standard lightplane
and glider construction. Apparently the disc-shaped vertical "fin" was designed to revolve on a horizontal axis like a
bicycle wheel -- possibly to provide some sort of gyroscopic stabilization to the aircraft's control system via a system
of cables and struts.

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Sukhanov's "Discoplan (I)"

Above: Sukhanov "Discoplan I" 1957 on the Ground and in the air.



                        Discoplan - Moscow (1957)