Viri (Light Breeze) was a Finnish single-seat sport aircraft built in 1936.
History[edit | edit source]
The Viri was designed by Arvo Ylinen and built with funds provided by Ilmailuinsinöörien kerho (Aviation Engineer's Club). It was built in Veljekset Karhumäki O/Y's factory in Keljo and completed on 29 September 1936.
The Viri received the registration code OH-IIK (IIK stood for Ilmailuinsinöörien kerho). It was destroyed in a non-fatal accident on 1 January 1938 in Turku. A second Viri was planned, but not built due to the start of the Winter War in 1939.
A replica of the aircraft is on display in a K-Citymarket department store in Seppälänkangas, Jyväskylä. It has the engine of the original Viri.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Crew: 1
- Length: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 8 m (26ft 2 in)
- Empty weight: 350 kg (772 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 x Szekely SR-3 O three-cylinder radial engine, 45 hp (34 kW)
- Maximum speed: 142 km/h (88 mph)