TsAGI specialists conduct research to improve flight safety of future-technology vehicle
29 August 2018
Specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) completed the next testing stage of the Institute’s development — light convertible aircraft. The studies were aimed at ensuring the flight safety with one engine failure which could lead to an emergency.
Scientists simulated the work of a twin-engine, propeller designed powerplant. The aircraft rebalancing in this failure mode increases because of control response loss.
Model tests with operating propulsion systems were carried out in different flight modes. The results showed that previous layout modifications had improved the effectiveness of aircraft control during an engine failure. It will have a positive impact on flight safety.
The lightweight convertible aircraft will be utilized both for passenger and for freight without changing the design. The aircraft is designed to transport 50 passengers over a distance of 1500 km or 6 tons of cargo at a distance of 1000 km. Its cruising speed will reach 480 km/h. The future-technology vehicle concepti can become a platform for promising technology testing to improve turbo-prop flight safety.