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Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« on: March 14, 2009, 01:39:48 PM »
Saric 1 stands to be first Serbian airplane. Ivan Saric (pronounce "c" like "ch") saw Bleriot's airplane in Paris in July 1909, and decided to make airplane himself. Although influenced by Bleriot design it was not same at all. Engine was 18 kW (28 hp) Anzani but it was not powerfull enough. As he hadn't enough money to by a new engine he made himself a 5 cylinder radial engine, with a little help of city mechanics. Most of parts Saric designed and made except an axis which he bought in Germany and carburetor which he took off from Anzani engine he already had.

Struts are made of piano wires, fuselage is wooden not covered. Well, real pioneer's airplane.

This one in a Yugoslav Aeronautical Museum (Muzej Jugoslovenskog Vazduhoplovstva, shortly MJV) is a replica made in 1959 with an assistance of Ivan Saric himself, but with a lot of original parts.

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 02:08:52 PM »
Thumbs up mate for this topic!!!  :-ok :-clap

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 03:14:56 PM »
Yeah! :-ok
Here is more :-wave

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 03:21:55 PM »
cool are there any old newspaper photos of it?

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 01:19:47 PM »
Well, Kilian, I took photo's of old photo's in museum (I'll try to find old newspapers but need time) and I'll put them immediately after this, that I prepared - front part of the airplane with engine and propeller. :-wave

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 02:00:59 PM »
Old photo's:
phot.1 & 2: Ivan Saric in his Saric 1 aeroplane ("c" at the end, you should pronounce "ch", like in "church" but more softly)
phot.3: Saric 1 from look from rear
phot.4: Saric 1 imediatelly after t.off
phot.5: Ivan Saric (kneeling on right) on picnic with familly -Saric 1 airplane behind
phot.6: Ivan Saric portret (all the medals and badges are probably from bicycle races and maby other sports :-think)

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 02:04:54 PM »
Thanks Leti...old photos are gorgeous  ;)  :-flo

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 03:11:08 PM »
 :-flo two more, but this is Saric 2 (quite different landing gear construction - not vertical but under angle, pay attention on diagonal bars that wheels are fixed on; more powerful engine, skies like protectors of roll-over, different tail, etc.) There were talks that replica of this airplane is going to be made too. We will see. :-think
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« Last Edit: May 01, 2009, 11:29:48 AM by Letipapa »

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 12:49:36 AM »
I'll continue with Saric 1 now - the wings:

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 12:56:09 AM »
A detail of the left wing and aileron, then tail section, landing gear details...

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 01:01:18 AM »
Cockpit, bracing, fuel tank...
« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 01:08:50 AM by Letipapa »

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Re: Saric 1, the first Serbian Airplane, MJV Belgrade
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 01:08:27 AM »
And for the end of a walk around: details of the cockpit - look at these simple pedals, I like it! :)
That's it. I also took photo's of Saric's tools and some personal things, as well as of model of his helicopter and drawings of his engine. If would like, I could put it here too. What do you think mates? :-think
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