The Mi-17-1V family FTD is intended to master the whole envelope of piloting missions and procedures while acquiring proper skills in the real cockpit environments with all the airborne systems on. The simulation envelope includes both normal operating flight conditions, combat maneuvering beyond limitations and emergency situations due to failures, piloting errors or adverse environmental conditions.
The sim’s configuration is as follows:
- Real helicopter cockpit;
- Computer cockpit;
- Out-of-cockpit visual system;
- Instructor Operating Station;
- Acoustic imitator;
- Power unit;
- Spares and operation & maintenance publications.
A modular-architecture math model derives from the main and tail rotors aerodynamic characteristics represented by polar curves of the blades sections in the entire range of angles of attack and slip. It also includes vortex ring effects on the main and tail rotors. The distinctive feature and advantage of this model is that it enables reliable simulation of emergencies due to failures, piloting errors, complicated weather or combat hitting of helicopters rather than training merely in normal environmental and flying conditions.
The powerplant, landing gear, and autopilot dynamic models have been elaborated to account for the flight test data.
The out-of-cockpit view employs a five-channel projector complex and a spherical screen with COTS computer-based image generator to provide a resolution of 1400х1200. The image generation software is developed by a Russian company Constanta-Design.
According to the Customer’s need the facility is supplied on either a 3-DOF or 6-DOF in-house hydraulic motion base or a procured 6-DOF electromechanical motion base.
This Mi-17 FTD is a successful cooperative project of CSTS Dinamika, MIL Moscow Helicopter Plant (MVZ), Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), Saint-Petersburg Aircraft Repair Corporation (SPARC), and Constanta-Design.