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Helicopter Flooding

Helicopter Flooding

From the designers of the cost centers, the impression is that they are working on the team "LOOK", so since the 80-s new models of helicopters do not leave them. In the movie "The Magnificent Eight" gene. Designer A.Samusenko declares that the Mi-8 will fly for another half a century. If you believe him, then the fate of our helicopter pilots is unenviable!

Magnificent Mi-8 was in the last century, but today it is a hymn to yesterday’s outstanding General Designer Mikhail Leontyevich Mil and a shame for today's general designers of cost centers who parasitize on the creators of their creator, redrawing his products and not producing anything new. The excessively large frontal resistance of the Mi-8, characteristic of the middle of the last century, was compensated by the low price of kerosene of that time, which is impermissible today because of the high cost of fuel. Hence, a small flight range, so additional fuel tanks are mounted on the sides of the helicopter, which increase the already large resistance of the helicopter, increasing its cost in general.

Compare: the newest (rebuilt Mi-8) Mi-171A2 in the Arctic version.

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From the side there is a huge fuel tank, pinned with metal ribbons to the fuselage, in which the same huge chassis rack and wheel are inscribed in passing, with a very significant addition to the frontal resistance of the helicopter in flight, and the tail rotor is also pulling back from the carrier screw.

LTH (© 2017 JSC "Helicopters of Russia". Flight specifications):

  • Gas Turbine Engines VK-2500PS-03

  • Power on take-off mode 2400 hp

  • Capacity:

  • Inside the cargo cabin 4000 kg

  • On the external suspension 5000 kg.

  • Max. 280 speed / h

  • Cruising speed 260 / h

  • Max. range with main tanks 800km

Kamovsky Ka-32-XNUMHAG also in the Arctic version and with the same engines:

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Neat aircraft aerodynamics with no frills on the sides, so it flies faster, further and carries payload inside the fuselage - 5500kg. and on the external suspension -7000kg.

For a new helicopter from the cost center may argue: "A Mi-38 !?". Mi-38 is also a Soviet legacy, but the finished project cannot be implemented for more than 30 years. Al Samusenko called it a 21-century helicopter. General's soul curve: on LTH and especially on flight safety, the Mi-38 doesn’t pull into the 21 century in any way. He has a beautiful, well-rounded fuselage, but this product has grown old not so much by seniority as in its essence. Compare the Mi-38 80-x. and Ka-32-10AG 2000-x.: load capacity and speed are equal, although Ka-32-10AG engines are slightly weaker. But a coaxial helicopter due to the absence of a tail rotor is much smaller and more maneuverable, especially when maneuvering on the ground, but the main thing is safer: the tail rotor will not fail in flight with a subsequent catastrophe, and the tail boom or simply tail rotor control will not be cut off during the war, at which the flight ends equally sad. The Ka-50 coaxial helicopter, when tested in flight, fired a tail boom - it confidently flew to the airfield and calmly landed. At the same time, for him on hovering and taking off, it makes no difference from which side the wind is blowing, which cannot be said about helicopters with tail rotors.

Promising helicopters of the 21-th century: coaxial Ka-92; the longitudinal scheme Ka-102; sea ​​lamp "Minoga", which has a cruising speed of -320k / h.

From overseas - high-speed coaxially Sikorsky S-97 with a design speed of 407k / h. and which is already in full test.

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"The European Helicopter Airbus Helicopters Holding presented a draft long-term high-speed rotorcraft RACER (Rapid and Cost-Effective Rotorcraft, fast and cost-effective rotorcraft. 27iyunya 2017g.)

Helicopter trampling.

The very scheme that was offered to them (by the cost center designers) in the last century, but it was not there - tail screw for them - a balm for the soul, it must be assumed that Western designers are grateful for it. So the scheme turned out to be in Airbus, which patented it, with which designers of cost centers can be congratulated, because, from my point of view, this is their victory in the first place!

On the other hand, from a very long-standing response of the same designers, it appears that “Back in 1910, the founder of the domestic helicopter industry, B.N. Yuriev, patented a single-rotor helicopter, in which the reactive torque was compensated by two propellers that perform additional propulsion functions in flight.” From this we can conclude that this fact is the basis for our designers in the future to design and produce single-rotor helicopters without a tail rotor - and no litigation on the Erbas patent!

I believe that it will be interesting for readers to familiarize themselves with the reaction of the cost center specialists according to this scheme at the end of the last century.

It was written to me: “Since Since the Mi-6 helicopter has wings, then at its base I will tell the proposed scheme of a single-rotor helicopter without a tail rotor. ”

Answer: “The Mi-6 helicopter improvement project proposed by you does not contain new design solutions ... Conducted research and design studies have convincingly proved the lack of advantages of helicopters compared to helicopters as an indicator of the commercial load transported to a given range, and in terms of transport performance. Therefore, at the moment, no aircraft company in the world is building or designing rotary-wing aircraft. ”

To tell on the base of the Mi-6 helicopter a scheme with wing propellers is one thing and quite another - to “improve” it according to this scheme. No one will ever “improve” an aircraft using a different scheme, but will design a new helicopter from scratch. Such nonsense could occur only in the heads of the cost center designers who were bored with the past glory.

Further - more: I write that the carrying screw of the Mi-24 helicopter can fly at speeds up to 500к / h. Answer: “For example, the statement that the rotor of the Mi-8 helicopter allows you to fly up to speed 500k / h. does not have any justification from the standpoint of the screw aerodynamics is simply absurd. S.S.S., Ph.D. 9.4.86 B.L.Artamonov Design Engineer 1 09.04.86 category V.N. Zhuravlev ". They "mixed up" Mi-8 and Mi-24 is not casual: this scribble was intended to humiliate me - as the author of the proposed scheme so that I would later abandon my idea. Naturally, it is naive to expect any positive progress in helicopter construction from designers with such moral qualities, but today the author of these libelous writings, VN Zhuravlev, has a diploma of Doctor of Technical Sciences.

Now a few words from the history of the creation of the Mi-8. In May 1960g. At the cost center, the development of a new helicopter began The first experienced helicopter In-8, with one engine made the first flight in June 1961, and with 1965g. The twin-engine Mi-8 has already begun to be mass-produced at a helicopter plant in the city of Kazan. Then there were no computers, there was no experience in designing helicopters of this class with turboprop engines, like the engines themselves, but the helicopter went into a series of very successful and in a short time.

The reason is simple: at that time they did not know the word “CORRUPTION”, therefore Soviet helicopters occupied a leading position in the world and enjoyed steady demand in the world market, while our designers did not cease to amaze the audience with novelty at exhibitions. For example, our giant of the transverse scheme flew from France to the USSR under its own power:

"But the spectacle of the B-12 helicopter, which is majestically floating above Le Bourget at a surprisingly low noise level, despite its 26 000l.s power, hidden in the engine nacelles, makes us wonder if almost all of the helicopter industry has been going the wrong way for about two decades." Such were the statements in the French and world press after the demonstration flight of the Soviet giant helicopter B-12 at the International Aviation and Space Salon in Le Bourget near Paris in June 1971 of the year. ” (Helicopter 2007 No.1> Page 24)

In the 1970 year, ML Mil died and, instead of B-12, the classic Mi-26 helicopter was launched into serial production, followed by its upgrades, after which the helicopter increased the cost, but not the flight performance (LTH). In connection with the import substitution, in the future it is planned to install PD-12В engines on it, which again will pull up the cost. At one time, when there was no dictator Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine, the head of the board and the board of directors of the engine-building enterprise Motor Sich JSC (Zaporozhye) Vyacheslav Boguslayev offered to join UAC without any conditions, “but the Russians do not want” (10.09.2012) . News MIC). And today, “Russian helicopters are forced to fly on“ gray ”engines ... the Ukrainian company Motor Sich continues to actively cooperate with Russian enterprises. The company continues to supply engines for Russian helicopters both directly and through “gray schemes” through Belarus. (19.08.2016 Internet publication "New look").

But let's return to the Mi-21 "38" helicopter. From the newspaper "Version" (Imaginary achievements and real failures of the Russian Helicopters holding Published: 11.04.2016) we find out that “the estimated estimated cost of the Mi-38 starts from 40 million dollars”, and it will be produced at the KVZ (Kazan Helicopter Plant) and the first batches of helicopters will go to the VKS and MES. But then problems will begin with the sale of these helicopters, because Mi-171А2 will be produced with similar LTHs in Ulan Ude, and much cheaper, and our customers have already begun to refuse Mi-8 because of its old age, which will affect the work of the KVZ.

At first, the situation will be saved by the light Ansat helicopter, after which the KVZ leaders will have to launch the medium helicopter of their own design, which I hope the Government of Tatarstan will help in order to avoid unemployment at the plant. It is possible that this would be a cross-section helicopter with main rotor blades from Ansat, and it would be very useful for the Ansat to develop an electrical remote control system for the main rotors. I believe that the RD-600 engines would be very well suited to the Ansat rotors, after all, even at the testing stage, their financing was stopped in order to please the French. It is understandable, because with the French engines you can "cut down" the good dough, and how many of our engines will you take!

As for State care and responsibility, we have a President! And everything would be okay, just to take the rap for inhuman corruption is directly to the operators, and sometimes to the pilots and lives, because the tail rotor, this screw is a killer, of which the holding’s leaders are well aware, but still instead of the economically more profitable and safer Ka-32 -10AG launch Mi-171А2 helicopters to the joy of Vashobky!

To better understand the end of the flight after the failure of the tail rotor, I recommend watching these videos. Such failures occur in all helicopters with tail rotors, while the Mi-26 even fell off the whole tail boom.

Still. A video of the Mi-17 helicopter crash appeared in the network, in which Afghan General Mohaedin Gorey, the commander of one of seven army corps, was killed.

While writing the article appeared in the press proposal of President Vladimir Putin

Vedomosti newspaper 18 of July

President Vladimir Putin invited oil and gas companies to purchase for their needs not foreign aircraft, but domestic.

"Without delaying, we need to think and guarantee the loading of production capacities, generate demand from civilian customers, including our oil and gas companies and other corporations with state participation," Putin said at a meeting on civil aviation development.

According to him, for their own needs they purchase aircraft equipment abroad and "in considerable quantities". Putin believes that such an approach needs to be changed: "We have already talked with the heads of our companies more than once: give preference to domestic technology, provided, of course, that it is not inferior, but, preferably, superior in quality to foreign counterparts."

"Provided, of course, that it is not inferior, but, preferably, superior in quality to foreign counterparts".

Here, as a rule, there is a substitution, or rather a fraud to the President, as in his time:

“The first serial helicopter Mi-28-M" Night Hunter "entered service with the Russian army? Deputy Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, the Defense Minister, told the president. According to him, its combat and technical characteristics of the Mi-28-M are four to five times greater than our current mass helicopter Mi-24. (Regnum. 05.06.2006) ".

The result was that instead of the outstanding, black Ka-50 “Black Shark”, the best in the world, our army received a raw, unreliable and weakly maneuverable (compared to the Ka-50) “Night Hunter”, which during this time managed to carry off four high-class pilots, not counting the financial costs after disasters and avriy.

A similar creeping result continues today, when, instead of the safer and more profitable Ka-32-10AG, the Mi-171A2 is launched into the series with clearly worse indicators. The trouble with the outstanding "Ka" helicopters is that their General Designer Sergey Viktorovich Mikheev is miserly for taking bribes and there is no doubt that he is "incorrigible" in this matter!

Today, another good news came for the KVZ: “Considering the tasks facing the Russian Defense Ministry, in our opinion, there is a need for both modernized Mi-14 helicopters and a promising amphibious helicopter," the holding believes. (Military industrial courier 19 July, 2017).

We can not allow the holding company in the bankruptcy of such a powerful plant. Such an attempt they had addressed to the helicopter plant in the city of Kumertau, tried to deprive our State of the release of unique coaxial helicopters. But the international competition was won by the Ka-226 and the Indians ordered 200 of such helicopters, which saved the plant in Kumertau.

And it began with a simple one: "It is known that with the arrival of the Russian Helicopters at KumAPP, prices, for example, on Ka-32, grew by one and a half times - Eugene Matveev wrote about this in 2012, N.E. .. "(Argumenty.Nedeli.N 18 (459) from 21.05.2015" Manturovsky falcons "are smashing the helicopter plant ...). The plant from the bankruptcy was saved by the fact that the Ka-226 helicopter won the international contest, after which the Indians ordered 200 Ka-226 helicopters.

Vitalii Belyaev

I am glad that there are people who can tell the truth clearly and clearly! Certainly our helicopter industry now has nothing to boast about, except for the already almost ruined beautiful developments. Our designers are afraid of panicking to explore promising schemes - two-screw transversal and longitudinal (and in the pursuit of compactness and synchrocopter it is not a sin to remember), to apply a number of unconventional Decisions ... Of course, in the yard of capitalism ...

I'm certainly not an aircraft designer, but I'm fond of aviation since childhood. This article, actually reported to the president and I think everything is very popularly stated. Only will it reach the top? And it's time to think at the top who "rules the ball".

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