CVV 1 Pinguino
he Pinguino was the first design from the Centro Volo a Vela (CVV), or Experimental Soaring Centre, of the Royal Polytechnic of Milan. Ermenegildo Preti was only eighteen when he began the design.
It was a wood and fabric aircraft, a cantilever, gull winged monoplane in the manner of the slightly earlier German DFS Rhönsperber.
The first flight of the Pinguino was made in December 1937 from Arcore. No production followed
Length: 6,5 m
Wingspan: 15,30 m
Wing area:15,20 m2
Empty weight: 195 kg
Max takeoff weight: 270 kg