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		30 May 2022
		

A new aircraft engine for light aircraft was tested in Siberia

В Сибири испытали новый авиационный двигатель для легких самолетов
Novosibirsk aircraft designers, together with an engine building company, have created an all-aluminum modular aircraft engine for light aircraft. The prototype was tested at the Mochishche airfield.
- The history of the engine began about six years ago, when we needed to develop a new engine for the Yak-52 aircraft, - said Ilya Zverkov, chief engine designer, professor at the Department of Aircraft and Helicopter Engineering at NSTU NETI. - It is known that we have planes, and the life of the M-14P engines, which are used on these planes, is coming to an end. Therefore, there is a need for a new engine.
Scientists analyzed the market and found out that if the engine was made only to replace the M-14P, the production volume would not be very large. This will significantly increase the cost of the new power plant. As a result, the engineers decided to assemble the power plant for the Yak-52 from two engine modules. The project was named "Module-D".
Aircraft designers created the engine using micro-arc oxidation technology. It allows you to get superhard and wear-resistant coatings on rubbing parts. "Module-D" weighs no more than 100 kilograms and at the same time produces 200 horsepower. It can be operated as an independent power plant. For example, on the Il-103 aircraft.
“Thus, the engine will not only be the first completely aluminum, but also 100 percent Russian,” promises Ilya Konovalov, a laboratory engineer at the Department of Aerohydrodynamics and an engine developer.
80 percent of the details of "Module-D" are made in the Novosibirsk region. According to the aircraft designer, there are no such engines for aircraft in the world. “Thus, the engine will not only be the first completely aluminum, but also 100 percent Russian,” promises Ilya Konovalov, a laboratory engineer at the Department of Aerohydrodynamics and an engine developer.
80 percent of the details of "Module-D" are made in the Novosibirsk region. According to the aircraft designer, there are no such aircraft engines in the world.




Scientists note that the twin engine will already produce 400 horsepower. It will be suitable for use on Yak-52 or Yak-18T aircraft. The test results at the airfield showed the correctness of the chosen concept. In the near future, the designers will address the identified shortcomings.








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