Ka-92 and Mi-X1: To catch up and overtake Sikorski
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Ka-92 and Mi-X1: To catch up and overtake Sikorski

Ka-92 and Mi-X1: To catch up and overtake Sikorski



"Holding" Helicopters of Russia ", in which work is underway to create a promising high-speed helicopter (PSV), continues testing the flying laboratory, aiming to bring its speed to 450 km / h. The other day we managed to reach the speed of 400 km / h, which was reported to RIA Novosti by the head of the holding Andrey Boginsky. "

How can one not remember Khrushchev: "We will overtake and surpass America". In this case, according to a co-extensive theme, Sikorsky's company caught up with us and slowly, but confidently, surpasses us.

The Ka-50 "Black Shark" combat helicopter first came to the international aviation exhibition in Farnborough in 1992, after which the Sikorsky firm decided that a modern combat helicopter should have only a coaxial scheme and began to create a demonstrator of such a scheme X2, about which Boginsky “says that the X-2 is, in fact, an expensive toy that can find very limited use. Since the maximum take-off weight of the X2 is 3,6 tons. The Russian flying laboratory exceeds these figures by 4 times. "

The trick is that the "flying laboratory" is a bluff, and the S-2 Raider combat helicopter created on the basis of the X97 demonstrator has already "... started an extended test program."

High-speed "Mi-24" 1


And on the "high-speed" Mi-24 they continue to "set" records: first, the colonel is a military representative up to 405k / h, and then the head of the holding A. Boginsky himself - 400k / h. In the future, they promise to reach speeds of even 450k / h.

We read it before - after the first demonstration of the "flying laboratory", the cost center designers assured that they had reached this speed on it in June 2016. A year has passed, but there is no record in "450k / h"!

But the head of the holding continues to convince people: “The R&D work on the creation of PSV should be completed in 2020. It is expected that the new production vehicles, now having the Mi-X1 index, will fly at speeds of up to 450 km / h and lift up to 4 tons of payload into the air. "

“The legend is fresh, but it's hard to believe” (Chatsky) due to the fact that the respected A. Boginsky, it seems to me, is lagging behind life, because the Mi-X1 has already “flown” at such speeds:

"Russian designers at the Milya and Kamov Design Bureau at their recent exhibition Helly Rasha made their" application for the future "- presented several models of high-speed helicopters: Mi-X1, Ka-90 and Ka-92. 15 July 2008 year.

High-speed "Mi-24" 2


The cruising speed of the vehicle is calculated to be 475 km / h, and the maximum speed is 520 km / h. Mi-X1 can reach a static ceiling of 3500 m and have a flight range up to 1550 km.

Nikolay Pavlenko stated that within the framework of the Mi-X1 project, a large complex of scientific research will first have to be done, then it will be necessary to carry out experimental testing of new technical solutions in flying laboratories and technology demonstrators, and only after that it is possible to begin construction of an experienced helicopter. The first Mi-X1 flight, according to Pavlenko, can take place no earlier than 2014-2015. AF »

But such a flight did not take place either in 2014 or in 2015, for the simple reason that a helicopter of the classical scheme, even in theory, is not capable of delivering the predicted cruising speed (Vcr):

"Against the backdrop of the ongoing work on the creation of a commercial high-speed helicopter and controversial rumors about the maximum speed of more than 400 km / h, which is going on gradually (both at the Mil and Kamov firm), there is a certain interest in an article published in the electronic journal Trudy MAI "(No. 55 from 2012 g). The article was written by the ex-General Designer MN Tishchenko and the head of the MAI Department of Helicopter Engineering, BL Artamonov; It is called "Problems of raising the cruise speed of the helicopter and ways to solve them."

  • For "clean helicopters", even taking into account possible future improvements in their design, it is unlikely that Vcrs will be more than 320 km / h (assuming that the ratio of the power plant's power to the weight of the aircraft is within acceptable limits for the commercial vehicle) To a radical increase in the real values ​​of CTW for helicopter propellers is not currently seen.

  • The use of additional propulsive propellers under the condition specified above promises only a slight increase in the value of Vcrs.

  • The presence of a wing that has a higher aerodynamic quality than the rotor, will also increase the Vcrs value only to a small extent. The fact is that the rotor, which is unloaded by the wing, continues to rotate, requiring the cost of power to overcome the profile resistance, which differs little from those for a loaded screw. "

There is only one guarantee of phantom projects of the Mi-X1 type: to reliably stand in the way of the implementation of the true projects of the Ka-92 and Ka-102 high-speed helicopters! The Ka-92 helicopter was supposed to take off in 2015 at the latest, and the General Designer of Kamov S.V. Mikheev, as you know, keep their promises clearly, but they get a red light! It is very sad, but the very same virtual projects for the Mi-X1, which today “sets records” on the basis of the antediluvian Mi-24, are being financed in abundance, which is the reason for the refusal to finance the projects of the Kamov company!

High-speed "Mi-24" 3



In fact, it turns out that the leaders of the Russian Helicopters holding company voluntarily give the palm in modern helicopters to the Americans, while chatting up the actual state of affairs in the helicopter industry of our State. And fairy tales about the high-speed capabilities of the long-outdated classical scheme are constantly being conducted by the designers of the cost center with the leaders of the holding from the distant 2008.


Vitalii Belyaev

For years 10 one chatter! We'll do it, we'll do it and nothing! So do-how much can you chat, learn from the Pindos?

Is Parshev right about the price?

With the arrival in the shipbuilding of Serdyukov, there will be stools out there now. for the price of helicopters.

This problem is a consequence of the general systemic crisis of the Russian economy: the absence of feedbacks in its management system. Hence the choice of projects for the "three-way", and lack of innovation and everything else. For any engineer knows that without a feedback loop it is impossible to create a self-regulating system, a governing body simply does not have a mechanism to assess its "management". But there is no such feedback system in the Russian management system, because its creation will inevitably lead to the disappearance of the cohort of "effective managers" (that is, the opportunity to involve in the management of the system on the basis of personal loyalty, and not on professional qualities will disappear). This will inevitably lead to a change of political elites and the loss of power by today's managers. And after all, it never happened in society without a civil war. Such is the "sadness" ...

Exactly. they have one main condition - to create. but in a market economy there is a second - not expensive. only then the products will be competitive. and you can create an inexpensive way only as you say

The problem is not only a systemic crisis, and as a result, a profound abyss in technology and organization of production, whose productivity is at times 25 lower than that of competitors, to create high technologies and such a technique really needs to be a professional able to work in a competitive environment. The existing system of production management is the way to the abyss, although probably already at the bottom of it