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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:08 pm

    So the 2010 contract for 18 new built Mi-26s has been concluded.


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:26 pm

    Now we get the rebuilds. Hearing different figures from 18 to 30.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:51 pm

    franco wrote:Now we get the rebuilds. Hearing different figures from 18 to 30.

    18-30 the number of Mi-26 helos will be renovated you mean?


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:37 pm

    Correct.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:41 pm


    Mi-38 production started:

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/97080/
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:51 am

    Russian rotocraft maker starts assembling military version of Mi-38 helicopter

    The Mi-38T differs from the Mi-38 baseline certified helicopter by a number of parameters and the equipment set

    KUBINKA (Moscow Region), August 23. /TASS/. The Kazan Helicopter Enterprise, part of Russian Helicopters Group, has launched the assembly of the first prototype of Mil Mi-38T helicopters for Russia’s Defense Ministry, the Group’s press office reported on Wednesday.

    The Mi-38T is the military version of Mi-38 helicopters.

    "The Mi-38T prototype will undergo joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. Following their results, subsequent purchases of Mi-38T helicopters will be planned for the needs of the Aerospace Force as part of the 2018-2025 state armament program," the press office said.

    "We have managed to launch the production of the latest machine, which is unique in the history of the Russian helicopter industry. We expect that the Mi-38 will be in demand in Russia and abroad, as operators often encounter situations that require the helicopter’s high load capacity and thrust," Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Boginsky was quoted by the press office as saying.

    The Mi-38T differs from the Mi-38 baseline certified helicopter by a number of parameters and the equipment set. The new helicopter will have solely Russian-made systems and components.

    The helicopter will also have a fuel system with explosion protection and additional fuel tanks to increase the flight range. It will also feature special communications means and equipment for the use of maritime rescue suits by crewmembers.

    The transport version of the Mi-38T allows expanding its functionality and extending the scope of the helicopter’s operation by creating specialized versions, including its "Arctic" version.


    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/961576


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:58 pm


    Dawn of new era, assembly of first military Mi-38:


    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2814902.html
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:51 am

    I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:36 am

    flamming_python wrote:I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.

    Could be. Who knows, with Russian Military's newfound appreciation for all things high tech it just might happen.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  TheArmenian on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:17 pm

    flamming_python wrote:I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.

    And most important one: it has Russian engines (not Ukrainian)

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:27 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:................

    And most important one: it has Russian engines (not Ukrainian)


    Another thing: it's designed to accommodate tall people.

    Like BTR-80 vs Boomerang. You don't need midgets and contortionists to operate them. Although Mi-8 is pretty spacious but you get the picture.
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    Russian Helicopters begin assembling the first Mi-38T for the Russian Defense Ministry

    Post  eehnie on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 am

    https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2017/8/23/9568/

    Russian Helicopters begin assembling the first Mi-38T for the Russian Defense Ministry

    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday August 23, 2017 17:45 MSK

    "Kazan Helicopters" of the "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) has started to assemble the first prototype of the Mi-38T within the framework of the implementation of obligations under the contract concluded with the Russian Ministry of Defense in July 2017.

    In accordance with the terms of the contract, the "Russian Helicopters" holding will supply two Mi-38T to the Russian Ministry of Defense in the framework of implementing the government defense contract before the end of 2019. The Mi-38T helicopter is a military version of the Mi-38, which is developed by JSC Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.

    These helicopters will be used for conducting joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. According to their results, further purchases of the Mi-38T for the needs of VKS will be planned within the framework of the state armament program in 2018-2025.

    "The start of the Mi-38T serial for the Russian Ministry of Defense is a significant step for the Kazan helicopter plant and Russian Helicopters as a whole. We managed to launch the production of the latest machine, which is unique in the history of the Russian helicopter industry. We expect that the Mi-38 will be in demand in Russia and abroad, as operators often encounter situations that require high load capacity and thrust of the helicopter," stresses Andrey Boginsky, CEO of the “Russian Helicopters” holding.

    The Mi-38T, the assembly of which is carried out on the production capacities of Kazan Helicopters differs from the basic certified Mi-38 helicopter on a number of parameters and the composition of the equipment. The assembled machine will be composed of aggregates and components manufactured exclusively in Russia.

    In addition, it is planned to install the fuel system with explosion protection in this helicopter, as well as additional fuel tanks to increase flight range, special communications equipment and equipment for the use of maritime rescue suits by the members of the crew. The transport version of the Mi-38T allows expanding functionality and extending the scope of machines by creating specialized versions, including the "Arctic" version of the helicopter.

    Multi-purpose medium helicopters Mi-38 occupies a niche between the legendary Mi-8 and the heavy Mi-26 and can be used for cargo and passenger transport, as a search-and-rescue helicopter and also for flights over water. Owing to unique technical solutions, Mi-38 is superior to other helicopters of its class in weight lifting capacity, passenger capacity and many aircraft performance characteristics. It can be operated in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates.

    The potential of the helicopter combined with simplified maintenance procedures and high performance and flight characteristics makes the Mi-38 very attractive both for the Russian Ministry of Defense and other potential helicopter operators in Russia and abroad.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 am

    New Mi-26 for the VKS...apparently it has the full defensive suit and the dispenser pictured is reportedly different from previous ones


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  T-47 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:36 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:New Mi-26 for the VKS...apparently it has the full defensive suit and the dispenser pictured is reportedly different from previous ones


    Can't see pic -_-

    Anyone know how to solve this??
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  archangelski on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:42 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:New Mi-26 for the VKS...apparently it has the full defensive suit and the dispenser pictured is reportedly different from previous ones


    Can't see pic -_-

    Anyone know how to solve this??

    Link : http://bastion-karpenko.ru/mi-26t/

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  T-47 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:46 pm

    Thanks
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:47 pm

    T-47 wrote:Thanks

    Do you live in a country with blocked twitter?

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    Post  T-47 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:53 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    T-47 wrote:Thanks

    Do you live in a country with blocked twitter?

    Pretty sure its a browser related issue....
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:55 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:
    T-47 wrote:Thanks

    Do you live in a country with blocked twitter?

    Pretty sure its a browser related issue....

    Hit "quote" button and you should get image links there
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  GarryB on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:59 am

    What browser are you using and what are your image settings?


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  T-47 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:13 pm

    GarryB wrote:What browser are you using and what are your image settings?

    Firefox and image settings are okay. For some reason only twitter tags are causing problem here. I checked with my phone, it's fine there.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:24 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    GarryB wrote:What browser are you using and what are your image settings?

    Firefox and image settings are okay. For some reason only twitter tags are causing problem here. I checked with my phone, it's fine there.

    Same here but if you hit the quote button you will see the link. You can copy and paste onto another tab to see.

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    Post  T-47 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm

    franco wrote:
    Same here but if you hit the quote button you will see the link. You can copy and paste onto another tab to see.

    Yup thats what I'm doing. But the problem is annoying!
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    Post  franco on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:33 pm

    Hear you my man and if you solve this, please share as we are not the only ones that have this.

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  T-47 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:11 pm

    franco wrote:Hear you my man and if you solve this, please share as we are not the only ones that have this.

    Well I found a solution. Apparently twitter loves to know your location so it wants to track you. And there's a firefox settings which prevents them to do so. As a result they don't show their twimg embedded images. Turning of "tracking protection" option of firefox solved my issue.

    PS: I've searched on forums, not sure twitter is doing this intentionally. Because you can actually see images in twitter itself with tracking protection on! Also only twimg tags are causing the trouble so far (But there are some other cases happened, mostly in 2014 and some in 2016 and those bugs are fixed after reporting). So they might need a new guy for that job or just need to fix it. OR they need to stop stalking about our location Razz

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