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In the United States began the real tests of the turbo-electric aerofinisher

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At the end of March, the first successful landing of the F / A-18E Super Hornet manned aircraft was carried out on an experienced model of the AAG carrier turbo electric arrestor installed on the ground flight test complex in New Jersey, the blog bmpd with reference to the press service of the corporation General Atomics.




“F / A-18E aircraft from the VX-23 test squadron aviation The US Navy successfully landed on the ground-based prototype AAG with effective engagement, marking the beginning of the testing phase of the air finisher with real aircraft, ”the report said.

Prior to this, the finisher was tested more than 1200 times using a loaded trolley.

It is noted that "in contrast to the Mak 7 hydraulic aerofiners currently installed on American aircraft carriers, the AAG aerofiner uses special turboelectric engines to absorb energy, which allows precise control of the load."

The AAG development program lags behind the previously approved schedule in fact by 2. This is due to the serious flaws in turboelectric engines that have appeared during the tests.

However, the command fleet expressed confidence that the AAG finisher, installed on the new aircraft carrier CVN 78 Gerald R. Ford, will be finalized before the launch of the ship for sea trials.

General Atomics Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) aircraft turbofan aerofinisher circuit
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US Navy
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  1. igorka357
    igorka357 April 6 2016 13: 38
    -11%
    Damn, they’ll bother ah! They’re there, there’s nothing to do, a special turboaviafinisher for special purposes, more like a rubber band-brake!
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov April 6 2016 13: 39
      +9
      You look at the system. What the fuck

      There motors and mechanisms no less than in the tank

      1. tomket
        tomket April 6 2016 14: 01
        +12
        Quote: s-t Petrov
        You look at the system.

        I read the headline, at first I decided that the plane would be landed with a force field ala UFOs or "Star Wars".
        1. IGS
          IGS April 6 2016 15: 20
          +1
          I read the headline, at first I decided that the plane would be landed with a force field ala UFOs or "Star Wars".
          In principle, the way it is. Only the field does not directly affect the aircraft. And the load is regulated by the intensity of the EMP. hi It is possible and directly. but energetically too expensive, and the electronics of the aircraft will order a long life. winked
        2. sir_obs
          sir_obs April 6 2016 20: 51
          -1
          in fact, this is a slingshot for Ukrainians from which they will bring down our satellites on the advice of Rogozin
      2. Military commissar
        Military commissar April 6 2016 14: 45
        +7
        "Fuck complex" two engines, two air coolers, two gearboxes, couplings, expansion joints, hydraulic tensioners, a bunch of pulley blocks and even that rubber band. ))))
      3. Sashka
        Sashka April 6 2016 14: 53
        +4
        Yeah, God forbid, some kind of thread twist spins, and the whole air group will circle in the air until it gurgles ... wassat Good news!
        Good day!
      4. GSH-18
        GSH-18 April 6 2016 16: 20
        0
        In the United States began the real tests of the turbo-electric aerofinisher

        The Americans are upgrading their aircraft carriers. Well what can I say .. well done. With the electromagnetic catapult they have so far (as I heard) plug. Start as before, a couple ...
        1. Bayonet
          Bayonet April 6 2016 17: 07
          +1
          Quote: GSH-18
          With the electromagnetic catapult they have so far (as I heard) plug.

          For the first time, the US Navy tested the EMALS electromagnetic catapult mounted on board the prospective aircraft carrier Gerald Ford. According to the Navy, the catapult was tested on May 15, 2015.
          request
          1. GSH-18
            GSH-18 April 6 2016 17: 27
            0
            Quote: Bayonet
            Quote: GSH-18
            With the electromagnetic catapult they have so far (as I heard) plug.

            For the first time, the US Navy tested the EMALS electromagnetic catapult mounted on board the prospective aircraft carrier Gerald Ford. According to the Navy, the catapult was tested on May 15, 2015.
            request

            Thanks for the info. Well, if their trials were really successful, then their affairs are even better than I thought.
        2. GSH-18
          GSH-18 April 6 2016 17: 29
          +2
          Quote: GSH-18
          Start as before, a couple ...

          And what did you say wrong? They will start as before on steam-steam catapults, they are now everywhere installed on aircraft carriers.
      5. aleks26
        aleks26 April 6 2016 17: 38
        0
        Quote: s-t Petrov
        There motors and mechanisms no less than in the tank

        These are not motors but generators. That would generate electricity. So to speak, dual purpose finisher. The economy must be economical !!!! laughing laughing laughing
    2. Your friend
      Your friend April 6 2016 14: 04
      +7
      Quote: igorka357
      Damn, they’ll bother ah! They’re there, there’s nothing to do, a special turboaviafinisher for special purposes, more like a rubber band-brake!

      What do you dislike? Progress does not stand still, making it easier for its pilots to land on aircraft carriers.)
      1. max73
        max73 April 6 2016 14: 29
        0
        comrade, take it easy ... for, the audience here is this)))
    3. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 6 2016 17: 02
      +2
      Quote: igorka357
      They have nothing to do there

      That’s just what it is! They do not goggle, but they are engaged in business unsuccessfully.
  2. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec April 6 2016 13: 38
    +1
    If the pilots do not have their eyes on the landing, then the norm!
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov April 6 2016 13: 40
      +4
      with a sidekick once run in his new 99. With fierce braking two headlights fell out laughing they continued their movement outside the car

      well that was the year so in 2001, but it was certainly funny

      1. Military commissar
        Military commissar April 6 2016 14: 48
        +1
        Precisely say, they have a braking system and our headlights themselves drive. )))
    2. atalef
      atalef April 6 2016 13: 53
      +8
      Quote: dchegrinec
      If the pilots do not have their eyes on the landing, then the norm!

      The most interesting thing is that turning this aerial photofinisher into a system - dynamic braking - generating electric energy - charging a catapult (by the way the same electric) - is quite simple.
      1. max73
        max73 April 6 2016 14: 30
        -2
        tell me more, amateur
        1. Corsair
          Corsair April 6 2016 15: 35
          +5
          Quote: max73
          tell me more, amateur

          wink The hour will come and tell Gridasov, well, about other principles of work necessary for a qualitative change in energy use, too, at the same time ...
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 April 6 2016 16: 55
            +1
            Quote: Corsair
            wink The hour will come Gridasov and tell everything


            Is not a fact! Can run into an "evil partisan" laughing
      2. evil partisan
        evil partisan April 6 2016 15: 01
        +2
        Quote: atalef

        The most interesting thing is that turning this aerial photofinisher into a system - dynamic braking - generating electric energy - charging a catapult (by the way the same electric) - is quite simple.

        what
        Somewhere I already heard it ...
      3. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad April 6 2016 18: 10
        +1

        The most interesting thing is that turning this aerial photofinisher into a system - dynamic braking - generating electric energy - charging a catapult (by the way the same electric) - is quite simple.
        And why additional equipment on an already overloaded ship with a nuclear power plant?
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    3. atalef
      atalef April 6 2016 13: 53
      -2
      Quote: dchegrinec
      If the pilots do not have their eyes on the landing, then the norm!

      The most interesting thing is that turning this aerial photofinisher into a system - dynamic braking - generating electric energy - charging a catapult (by the way the same electric) - is quite simple.
    4. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 6 2016 17: 42
      0
      Quote: dchegrinec
      If the pilots do not have their eyes on the landing, then the norm!

      Do not climb out. smile The turboelectric finisher is better because it provides more smooth braking of the aircraft, which also affects the reduction of overload for the pilot ...
  3. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 6 2016 13: 43
    +2
    The main thing is that the electricity does not end in the finisher during the landing. Hydraulic somehow will work anyway, but this one won't. Some kind of redundancy of power sources should be, moreover, repeated.
    1. Yegorchik
      Yegorchik April 6 2016 14: 26
      +1
      Here is another principle, something like a retard on a tractor, that is, he does not need energy from an external source to work. Although my IMHO is too complicated a mechanism, such a system should be as simple as possible, but mean as reliable as possible.
  4. Kronos07
    Kronos07 April 6 2016 13: 43
    +4
    Artist Concept on Installed Advanced Aerofinisher
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 April 6 2016 13: 48
      +6
      AAG new generation of cable aerosols. The Mk 14 cable-operated hydraulic aerofinishers used on the Nimitz-type AVMA include hydraulic cylinders that dampen the kinetic energy of the landing aircraft when landing on the ship's deck. Such systems have limitations on the weight of aircraft and cannot serve any modern or future UAVs due to the high loads on the glider that occur at the time of landing with the help of an aerofinisher. In addition, modern systems require high labor costs for maintenance, which inevitably leads to an increase in the cost of the life cycle of an aircraft carrier.

      The new generation electromechanical system includes a hydraulic brake (water turbine), a mechanical brake and an electric motor-generator. The speed of the aircraft (via a cable device) when landing on the ABMA deck is damped mainly by a mechanical and hydraulic brake. An electric motor-generator with the help of an automatic control and management system provides optimally smooth regulation of the decelerating force that slows down the aircraft (its mass characteristics are taken into account). The electric motor-generator has extremely low inertia and at the same time high torque, which is achieved by the features of its design: the rotor is a magnetically conducting cylinder enclosed between two concentrically located internal and external stators.
      Work on the creation of a new aerofinisher system is carried out by the management of aviation systems for the Navy (Naval Air Systems Command). The adoption of the aircraft carriers of the new generation of cable aero finishers (AAG - Advanced Arresting Gear) is planned in 2014. The new system will ensure the landing of any modern and planned aircraft and UAVs, and will also reduce labor costs during maintenance. The new generation AAG aerofinisher: 1 - electric power storage devices; 2 - control and management system; 3 - aerofinisher cable; 4 - hydraulic brake; 5 - mechanical brake; 6 - electric motor-generator
  5. a-cola
    a-cola April 6 2016 13: 46
    -3
    So what? A flag to them in ... and a drum on.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 6 2016 17: 18
      +3
      Quote: a-cola
      So what?
  6. iliya87
    iliya87 April 6 2016 13: 47
    -8
    After the Caliber show, it’s not the gum-brake that needs to be upgraded, but the aircraft carriers themselves and the PRS. And then there’s nothing to plant lol
  7. Russia
    Russia April 6 2016 13: 49
    +6
    It would be better to come up with a "brake" on your "democratic" Wishlist around the world!
    And everyone would live a calmer life.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad April 6 2016 18: 27
      -1
      And this is not their problem! So the whole world will have to come up with an effective brake for naglosaksa. hi
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  8. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 6 2016 14: 36
    +6
    Landing an aircraft on an aircraft carrier in terms of security is much more difficult than take-off.
    To facilitate the work of the pilot, such systems are created.
    So that not only aces, but also "ordinary" pilots could operate from aircraft carriers.
  9. evil partisan
    evil partisan April 6 2016 15: 08
    0
    As a couch idea: what if if you specifically designed aircraft carriers with multi-wheeled landing gear? Well, about the type of transport aircraft? Then, after all, it is only because of the significantly increased area of ​​rubbing surfaces that the mileage of the aircraft can be greatly reduced. And the load on the aerofinisher will be less ...
    1. gozmosZh
      gozmosZh April 6 2016 15: 29
      +2
      ... or when landing planes, so that the landing deck goes up a certain angle
    2. WUA 518
      WUA 518 April 6 2016 15: 43
      +1
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      But what if if specially for aircraft carriers to develop aircraft with multi-wheeled landing gear?

      It remains to solve the problem with weight and size characteristics, figuratively speaking, where to shove it all. The photo shows reinforced landing gear. The landing photo of the Su-34 shows the position of the chassis trolley. And even having solved the first problem, all the same, when landing, the touch will be only extreme pneumatics, then the entire trolley will lower.
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan April 6 2016 18: 14
        0
        Quote: WUA 518
        where to shove it all.

        If we adapt models of aircraft already created earlier for "land" aviation to basing on aircraft carriers, then yes, of course, the question will arise about the non-spongy performance. But if you try to design a specialized aircraft, in the layout of which specific, suitable specifically for naval aviation, tech. solutions, then maybe my idea will work ... what
        1. WUA 518
          WUA 518 April 6 2016 21: 42
          +2
          Quote: Angry Guerrilla
          If to adapt the aircraft models based on aircraft carriers

          Here is another feature of landing on an aircraft carrier, immediately after touching the deck, the engines are launched in takeoff mode so that in the event of a broken cable or an unhooked hook it could take off. So the multi-wheeled landing gear does not solve the problem.
          1. evil partisan
            evil partisan April 6 2016 21: 58
            +1
            Quote: WUA 518
            multi-wheeled chassis does not solve the problem.

            Got it. hi
            Left to invent more what ...
    3. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 6 2016 17: 20
      0
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      But what if if specially for aircraft carriers to develop aircraft with multi-wheeled landing gear?

      How much harder will it be and how much will it weigh?
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan April 6 2016 18: 15
        0
        Quote: Bayonet
        How much harder will it be and how much will it weigh?

        what
        request
        recourse
        hi
  10. tajrov73
    tajrov73 April 6 2016 15: 26
    +3
    What can I say, well done, you can minus my progress on our face only on paper, as always, as always, we think or do.
  11. pimen
    pimen April 6 2016 15: 34
    +2
    probably, it should be understood that feedback will now be more clearly implemented and the cables should not be torn
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 April 6 2016 16: 29
      +1
      Quote: pimen
      probably, it should be understood that feedback will now be more clearly implemented and the cables should not be torn

      This too, but the main thing will not be sharp jerks along the way. Smoother distribution of braking force, less load on the plane and the pilot. It's like a nine on springs, and like a nine on pneuma smile
  12. Nitarius
    Nitarius April 7 2016 06: 22
    0
    )) when finally to start REALLY giving UFO combat vehicles to the military !?
    Already got with THESE TALES, FROM ANCIENT TIMES THEY ARE ... VIMANA. BUT PEOPLE EVERYTHING IN EARS spits that this is a lie!