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Pre-production prototype Mi-38 made the first test flight

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In Kazan, the fourth prototype of the new Mi-38 multi-purpose helicopter took off. Its creator is the Kazan Helicopter Plant (KVZ), part of the holding "Russian Helicopters", reports Interfax-AVN with reference to the press service of the company.

Pre-production prototype Mi-38 made the first test flight


“The program to create the Mi-38 helicopter is successfully developing. Today, for the first time, the fourth prototype helicopter took off, which will soon join the certification testing program. Above the fuselage of the first production machine is already working on the assembly production. Mi-38 in practice proved the uniqueness of its capabilities. I am sure that the helicopter will be in demand both in Russia and the CIS countries, and in our traditional markets - in the countries of Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. ”, - leads the press service of the words of the general director of the KVZ Vadim Leigh.

The report notes that “the flight took place on October 16 and continued 10 minutes, after which the helicopter was sent to the flight test base of the Moscow ML Helicopter Plant. Mile to prepare for certification testing ".

The commander of the rotary-wing machine, Vladimir Kutanin, in turn, said: “The first flight of the fourth prototype Mi-38 was successful. The helicopter is well managed, all systems worked perfectly during the flight. The Mi-38 is very popular with pilots, and shows excellent flight performance, which should provide this car with bright prospects. ”.

“The Mi-38 helicopter of the fourth prototype model design (OP-4) differs from the third prototype (OP-3) with a shock-resistant fuel system and increased apertures of portholes. Like the OP-3, the fourth prototype of the Mi-38 is equipped with two TV7-117В turboshaft engines manufactured by Klimov. The engines have power output ahead and are located behind the main gearbox, which significantly reduces the noise level in the helicopter cabin, ”the press release says.

According to experts, “the carrying capacity and volume of a cargo-passenger cabin, combined with high speed and comfort indicators, will allow the helicopter to become one of the most popular machines for the regional aviation».

The press service notes that “low noise level, short deadlines for preparation for flight, a spacious passenger cabin, adherence to new flight safety standards - these qualities open up wide possibilities for using Mi-38, including corporate and VIP flights”.

In comparison with small aircraft, a helicopter has a higher level of profitability due to its engine efficiency, high resource, independence from the expensive airfield infrastructure, and a number of other indicators.
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 20 October 2014 15: 52
    +18
    Handsome and nothing to add!
    1. shibi
      shibi 20 October 2014 15: 56
      +10
      Only beautiful cars can fly well!
      1. DRA-88
        DRA-88 20 October 2014 16: 01
        +16
        Thank God that at least the Kazan plant survived to our time !!!
        1. Alcoholic
          Alcoholic 20 October 2014 21: 49
          +2
          The plant in Ulan-Uda also survived.
          The main enterprise Mil in Moscow has survived.
          A lot has survived. This is not the problem.
          The problem is that there is nobody to work.
          And those who work have nothing but occupational diseases and a lot of money.
    2. Juborg
      Juborg 20 October 2014 16: 06
      +5
      Well done Milevtsi, were they really able to push our engines into the car without changing its shape (after all, judging by the publications and presentations, the turntable was equipped with Canadian engines). And another question is the power, and hence the capabilities of the helicopter is not clear. But the news is great, recently I wrote somewhere that a new helicopter is on its way to replace the old Mi-8s, with skeptical exclamations and grumbling that the car is out of date. Nevertheless, queues are lining up for the Mi-17. And the new 38th is a bit more, but the functionality and capabilities are higher (at least the manufacturer is positioning this).
      1. Juborg
        Juborg 20 October 2014 16: 08
        +22
        And here is the video of the first car.
        1. DRA-88
          DRA-88 20 October 2014 16: 42
          +23
          And so the elder brother flies!
          1. Freelancer7
            Freelancer7 20 October 2014 17: 20
            +7
            go nuts !!! That is the feeling of the car! Probably the pilot does not get out of the car and is already neurally controlling it.
            1. Siberian-54
              Siberian-54 20 October 2014 17: 45
              +6
              one hundred pounds crew Russian, one hundred pounds bukhoy.
              1. Alcoholic
                Alcoholic 21 October 2014 00: 47
                0
                No, it was sober))
            2. k174oun7
              k174oun7 21 October 2014 07: 27
              0
              How many packages of validol did the pilot take?
              1. Alcoholic
                Alcoholic 21 October 2014 14: 00
                0
                Not at all.
                This is quite a standard (ostentatious of all helicopter capabilities) performance.
          2. Evgen2x
            Evgen2x 20 October 2014 18: 14
            +3
            To go nuts, thanks for vidyuha, some miracles! Sometimes gravity doesn't seem to work!)
          3. VadimSt
            VadimSt 20 October 2014 21: 33
            +3
            WHAT WAS THAT? Such pilots, in the helicopter and vice versa, must be brought in on your hands!
          4. Alcoholic
            Alcoholic 20 October 2014 21: 51
            +4
            This is in Peru.
            When handing over the car after repair to the police department.
            Russian test pilots.
          5. neri73-r
            neri73-r 20 October 2014 21: 59
            +1
            The pilot is an athlete, beat !! wassat
        2. Assistant
          Assistant 20 October 2014 19: 59
          0
          And here is the video of the first car.


          6 blades? Already on a production car of this capacity? Very interesting.
      2. gav6757
        gav6757 21 October 2014 01: 43
        0
        Well, finally, the new helicopter! If we move from the point in other areas, then not all is lost !!!
    3. svp67
      svp67 20 October 2014 16: 07
      +4
      Quote: Observer2014
      and nothing to add!
      There is something ... Our country really needs this car, almost like IL2 before, so test them on time and put them on stream. Good luck and success
    4. Giant thought
      Giant thought 20 October 2014 17: 17
      +3
      Such a helicopter is very necessary in the vastness of our vast Motherland, in particular in Siberia, the Far East, and the Far North.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 20 October 2014 17: 52
        +1
        A worthy replacement for a Mi-8 veteran who has served his veteran. Seven feet under the screw.
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    6. Denis fj
      Denis fj 20 October 2014 18: 11
      +1
      The first flight of the third prototype Mi-38 helicopter took place on November 29, 2013. As part of the planned tests, the helicopter circled the territory of the flight testing complex of the developer - Moscow Helicopter Plant named after M.L. A mile belonging to the Russian Helicopters holding and located at the National Center for Helicopter Engineering in Tomilino, Moscow Region. For the first time, a helicopter with new Russian TV7-117V engines took off on November 13, 2013, flying in hover mode.
      http://www.russianhelicop...3rd_prototype_1st_flight/

      Obviously, helicopter builders still distinguish between a full first flight and the first flight in hover mode.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 October 2014 15: 54
    +6
    Looks like a thinner Mi-8. Our helicopters successfully compete all over the world. Fair wind and this bird.
    1. avt
      avt 20 October 2014 16: 14
      +9
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Looks like a thinner Mi-8.

      "Thinner"? Rather grown up - the machine will be more than 8ki! However, I was pleased - the fourth prototype of the Mi-38 is equipped with two turboshaft engines TV7-117V produced by "Klimov". " ---- Own engines good ! It's time, it's time for a series!
  3. Prager
    Prager 20 October 2014 15: 54
    +3
    I think a good machine turned out! fellow
  4. propolsky
    propolsky 20 October 2014 15: 54
    +3
    The pilots really like the Mi-38, and it demonstrates excellent flight performance that should provide brilliant prospects for this aircraft.

    Did anyone doubt it? Even the Americans have recognized the uniqueness of our school of helicopter engineering!
    And the developers and everyone who will work with the machine only good luck and success.
    1. Koloradovatnik
      Koloradovatnik 20 October 2014 16: 10
      0
      Quote: propolsky
      Even the Americans have recognized the uniqueness of our school of helicopter engineering!

      That's the whole point, that, Roughly speaking, they do not have their OWN helicopter engineering school. It was founded by Ilya Sikorsky who, after the revolution, emigrated to the United States.
      1. Koshak
        Koshak 20 October 2014 16: 56
        +1
        Quote: Colorado
        It was founded by Ilya Sikorsky who, after the revolution, emigrated to the United States.

        For reference. Sikorsky's name was Igor Ivanovich.
  5. Wiruz
    Wiruz 20 October 2014 15: 55
    +1
    What is its fundamental difference from the latest versions of the Mi-8/17?
  6. Migari
    Migari 20 October 2014 15: 55
    +22
    The main and tail rotor blades are fiberglass. Their resource is practically unlimited. The design of the tail rotor is similar to that used on the Mi-38. When developing units and systems, designers paid special attention to operational manufacturability. The specific complexity of maintenance has been reduced by more than half compared to the Mi-8. The resources laid down in the design of units and systems are 3-4 times higher than the resources of similar parts of the Mi-8 / Mi-17.
    1. stranik72
      stranik72 20 October 2014 20: 52
      0
      Migari
      Fantazer You are my friend, but damn nice to read your nonsense.
  7. jekasimf
    jekasimf 20 October 2014 15: 56
    +3
    Here about the profitability of helicopters, compared with small aircraft, there are doubts. In any case, the energy costs for moving a unit of weight in helicopters are higher.
    1. The comment was deleted.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 20 October 2014 16: 06
      0
      I agree. Then you need to develop airships, improving their maneuverability. Or helium problems?
    3. bmv04636
      bmv04636 20 October 2014 16: 40
      +4

      But small aviation can do so, but in the north, for example, it happens that it is impossible in another way and not only in the north.
  8. Lawless
    Lawless 20 October 2014 16: 01
    -5
    The main characteristics are slightly lower than the MI-8, so what is it better, design ...
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 20 October 2014 16: 09
      +3
      Not lower. Most likely more economical. This is the spirit of the times. His maximum speed is definitely higher than that of the eighth, if only because of the hull and more powerful engines, and he is larger in size, which means he can carry more.
    2. bmv04636
      bmv04636 20 October 2014 16: 25
      0
      with MI-26 did not confuse MI-38 in all respects better than MI-8
  9. saag
    saag 20 October 2014 16: 05
    +2
    to replace the Mi-8 apparently?
  10. wolfhunter2035
    wolfhunter2035 20 October 2014 16: 06
    +3
    Beautiful machine! wink
  11. vaaaaadik
    vaaaaadik 20 October 2014 16: 07
    +2
    good helicopter, what else can you say
  12. oreh72
    oreh72 20 October 2014 16: 08
    +1
    Quote: Migari
    The main and tail rotor blades are fiberglass. Their resource is practically unlimited. The design of the tail rotor is similar to that used on the Mi-38.

    Maybe Mi-28? And the photo is just handsome!
    1. stranik72
      stranik72 20 October 2014 20: 56
      0
      Yes, from there.
  13. saag
    saag 20 October 2014 16: 13
    0
    Quote: oreh72
    Maybe Mi-28?

    no, he already is
  14. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 20 October 2014 16: 14
    +1
    As I understand it, this is a purely civilian machine, unlike MI-8
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 20 October 2014 16: 30
      +2
      well, not quite

      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 20 October 2014 17: 22
        +3
        If the front-line aviation, then it is imperative to hang up "eggs". You can not save on safety. And in the warehouses there should be a mobilization stock for re-equipping civilian versions in case of a large-scale war.
    2. Koshak
      Koshak 20 October 2014 17: 07
      +1
      Quote: Mama_Cholli
      As I understand it, this is a purely civilian machine, unlike MI-8

      Multipurpose, like Mi-8/17
  15. bmv04636
    bmv04636 20 October 2014 16: 17
    +5
    MI-38 MI-8
    MI-38 MI-8
    Cruise speed 285 km/h 225 km/h
    Flight range with cargo weighing 3 kg 000 km 660 km
    Range with a cargo weighing 5 kg 000 km 420 km
    Flight range with additional fuel tanks and cargo weighing 2700kg 1200 km
    Practical ceiling 5 900 m
    Static ceiling hanging outside the zone of influence of the earth 3 750 m
    Mass characteristics
    Max. take-off weight 15 kg 600 kg
    Maximum take-off weight with external load 16200 kg
    Max. payload in transport cab 6 kg 000 kg
    Max. payload on external load suspension 7 kg 000 kg
    Power point
    Gas turbine engines 2xTV7-117V (OJSC "Klimov")
    Takeoff Power 2 hp 500 h.p.
    Power in emergency mode 3 750 hp 1700 h.p.
    Cabin dimensions
    Floor length 7000 mm
    Width 2 360 mm
    Height 1 840 mm
    Volume 29,5 m3
    Helicopter crew 1-3
    Capacity
    Passengers under 30 28
  16. Gray 43
    Gray 43 20 October 2014 16: 18
    +1
    Handsome, but the main purpose is civil? Or will it be like a "eight" - for all trades?
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 20 October 2014 16: 23
      0
      Probably. It seems to be both cargo and passenger, and landing, and medical. Universal as Mi-8 in one word
    2. zennon
      zennon 20 October 2014 18: 33
      0
      Quote: Gray 43
      Handsome

      The devil knows him. I like Mi 8/17 more. Maybe more familiar?
  17. Vadim237
    Vadim237 20 October 2014 16: 21
    +1
    How many years has it been procrastinated.
  18. Viktor Kudinov
    Viktor Kudinov 20 October 2014 16: 22
    +1
    Make more - both for yourself and for export! good
  19. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 20 October 2014 16: 23
    +1
    The production of new equipment in RUSSIA is growing. And in the United States and Europe, this already takes the mandrash. soldier good drinks
  20. Alcoholic
    Alcoholic 20 October 2014 16: 24
    -2
    Without pathos - I can’t believe it.
    More than a dozen years have passed, and things are still there.
    How many rivets can rivet?
    Handling flaws and flaws from car to car?
    And what to do in Kazan?
    Well, then wait for a "dirty" build.
    1. Alcoholic
      Alcoholic 20 October 2014 16: 27
      -1
      It feels like money is being "beaten off" again.
    2. bmv04636
      bmv04636 20 October 2014 16: 43
      0
      Well, yes, well, yes, you are probably one of those who also know how to SU-95.
      1. Alcoholic
        Alcoholic 20 October 2014 21: 57
        +1
        I don’t hay. I just soberly look at things.
        The fact that in Kazan the quality of assembly of helicopters is not at a high level, any specialist will tell you.
        The same plant in Ulan-Uda collects many times better.
        More precisely, the Ulan-Udinsk plant, in general, is the face of our helicopter industry.
  21. surovts.valery
    surovts.valery 20 October 2014 16: 29
    0
    Like the OP-3, the fourth prototype of the Mi-38 is equipped with two Klimov TV7-117V turboshaft engines.

    Zaporizhzhya Motor Sich flies by with its engines?
    1. Cenij150814
      Cenij150814 20 October 2014 16: 42
      0
      At least in the next five years they definitely won’t fly by and it will be seen how things go with us!
    2. Alcoholic
      Alcoholic 20 October 2014 21: 58
      0
      Klimov is still engaged in "screwdriver" assembly and there will be no changes in the near future.
  22. Not served
    Not served 20 October 2014 16: 30
    +1
    As for the capacity in Mi-8, more than 18 were not planted (officially) Unless, of course, in the aisle and on the floor, more can be done. In 8s, usually on the port side in the cabin there was an additional tank.
    Most importantly - what kind of kerosene consumption? On the 8-ke under 700 l \ hour was.
    The chassis is not removed - is it for reliability or is there any other explanation?
    1. Letnab
      Letnab 20 October 2014 16: 43
      +2
      And why at such speeds to remove the chassis? Even the Mi-35 abandoned this ..
  23. awersa
    awersa 20 October 2014 16: 47
    +2
    Quote: Not served

    The chassis is not removed - is it for reliability or is there any other explanation?

    Helicopter chassis energy-absorbing, when dropped from a height of 15 m, fuel ignition is excluded
  24. NEXUS
    NEXUS 20 October 2014 16: 50
    +1
    gentlemen, I'm a little off topic ... will this mi-38 go to replace mi -8?
  25. zinander
    zinander 20 October 2014 16: 54
    +1
    Quote: saag
    to replace the Mi-8 apparently?

    Replacement is still a long way off. Rather, in addition. Serially do as many as the Mi 17 until it works, and why, if and for the 17th turn for several years.
  26. vdtomsk
    vdtomsk 20 October 2014 16: 55
    +5
    Advertising MI-38
  27. roman_pilot
    roman_pilot 20 October 2014 16: 58
    +3
    Compared with small aircraft, the helicopter has a higher level of profitability, due to the efficiency of engines, high resource, independence from expensive airfield infrastructure and a number of other indicators
    But this is nonsense. It makes no sense at all to write about fuel consumption, but the helicopter also needs the infrastructure, not leaving it in a clearing near the house. Pre-flight maintenance and routine maintenance has not been canceled.
    And so the helicopter is handsome. Mi-8 - a brilliant helicopter. Its modernization potential has not yet been exhausted.
  28. Not served
    Not served 20 October 2014 17: 03
    +1
    Nonsense will be shown, in a word advertising. Haha in winter to transfer equipment to the rig, there are winter roads. You can’t throw everything all the same to them, there a mud pump weighs 25 tons. If it is pressed, then the Mi-26 is called.
    As a supply or re-hull board, it’s certainly normal. The question is how much will it cost 1 hour and whether it will compete with the Mi-8 or Mi-17.
  29. Drunya
    Drunya 20 October 2014 17: 32
    0
    the helicopter is good but ......
    in combination with high speed and comfort indicators will allow the helicopter to become one of the most popular aircraft for regional aviation. "

    again "servants of the people" will fly hunting and fishing, sorry. winked
  30. brdnxela
    brdnxela 20 October 2014 19: 28
    0
    Let GOD surpass the success of the "parent" MI-8!
    1. bmv04636
      bmv04636 20 October 2014 21: 43
      0
      not surpass, but continue
  31. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 20 October 2014 22: 33
    0
    Quote: Basarev
    A worthy replacement for a Mi-8 veteran who has served his veteran. Seven feet under the screw.



    There is a feeling that this is a deep modernization of the Mi-8. Or taken as a basis. But I could be wrong recourse