Flight test­ing the Mi-171E

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation & Defence | News -

Rus­sian He­li­copters (part of Rostec State Cor­po­ra­tion) have started flight tests of the Mi-171E mul­ti­pur­pose he­li­copter with up­graded power unit and ro­tor sys­tem at the Ulan-Ude Avi­a­tion Plant thereby en­hanc­ing its eco­nomic ef­fi­ciency. Mi-171E he­li­copter is equipped with a new ro­tor and X-shaped tail ro­tor with blades made of poly­mer com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als, up­graded swash plate, Rus­sian-made VK-2500PS-03 en­gine with a FADEC-type dig­i­tal con­trol sys­tem, and with mod­i­fied sta­biliser and keel beam.

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