Author Topic: Russian Helicopters!  (Read 4377 times)

Offline Mike

  • Supreme Overlord
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3376
Russian Helicopters!
« on: February 04, 2010, 06:33:33 AM »
does anybody know anything about a Ka-32A11BC ? ? ? ?

come on, aviation buffs!
I want to know a little about performance, reputation, parts, . . .


Dear IRS: Please cancel my subscription.

Offline Oddball

  • Chicken Farmer
  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2414
  • I crash better than anybody I know
    • Myspace profile
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 08:34:47 AM »
"You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!"and "spring chicken to sh**e hawk in one easy lesson"

Offline Lt.Fubar

  • Fledgling
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Chasing the sunset
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 03:58:01 PM »
It's a good helo. Got similar engines to Mi-17, have somewhat the same useful weight, is faster and it's more "compact". Good for long line work.

Although it is easier to get parts and crew for the Mil, and the Mi-17 perform better in hot&high conditions (Helix was designed for sea level work), and there are available retrofits for Mi-17 using TV3-117VMA engines (1800kW giving more lift capability higher up).

In conclusion - Russian helicopters are cheap, powerful, rather expensive to operate, have limited life (5000h usually), and not very crashworthy. I personally would take KV-107 in that lift range.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2010, 10:14:39 AM by Lt.Fubar »
I'm a leaf on a wind, watch how I soar. Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

Offline Lt.Fubar

  • Fledgling
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Chasing the sunset
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 04:49:23 PM »
I just dug out Flight Manual and weight and balance Ms Excel spread sheets for Ka-32A11BC. I can upload them if anyone want those.
I'm a leaf on a wind, watch how I soar. Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

Offline G-man

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2047
  • Cogito sumere potum alterum.
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 06:36:46 AM »
Life may not be the party we hoped for---but while we're here--we might as well dance..........

Offline Lt.Fubar

  • Fledgling
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Chasing the sunset
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 10:24:59 AM »
There are things in the web that Google Search can't find  ::whistle::

BTW, G-man, how's the Huey Speed Fin manual supplement doing ? ;)
I'm a leaf on a wind, watch how I soar. Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

Offline G-man

  • Alpha Rooster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2047
  • Cogito sumere potum alterum.
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 06:05:40 PM »
BTW, G-man, how's the Huey Speed Fin manual supplement doing ? ;)

Here ya go:



Life may not be the party we hoped for---but while we're here--we might as well dance..........

Offline Lt.Fubar

  • Fledgling
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Chasing the sunset
Re: Russian Helicopters!
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 08:21:25 PM »
Outstanding, they do make a lot of difference. Thanks.

Here's the KA-32 RFM with tools:

http://rapidshare.com/files/353907169/Kamov_KA32-A11BC_RFM.exe.html
I'm a leaf on a wind, watch how I soar. Hoban 'Wash' Washburne