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press release

In the end of July members of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) participated in the European Championship of free flying aircraft models. The event was held in the city of Szentes, Hungary.

The Russian team included three TsAGI specialist: Yuri Evdokimov, Master of Sports of International Class and 2011World Champion; Alexey Burdov, 2016 European Champion; Albert Bulatov, Honored Master of Sports in free flying aircraft models. Only 27 teams participated in the Championship. The competitions were held in three classes: glider, rubber models and timing models. The European Championship is held every two years.

Based on the results of the competition Albert Bulatov, TsAGI officer of the Research-and-production Complex became the best in the rubber model class. Thus, the Championship Cup will remain in Russia for another two years. The main award in the timing model class will also remain with the domestic team.

Earlier, eight staff members of the Institute participated in 3 and 4 Russia Cup stages in Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkar Republic). These were qualifying competitions for the next season, when the United States will hold the World Championship. As a result, Albert Bulatov became the best-in-class at 4 stage, Yuri Evdokimov won third place in the glider class, and other TsAGI representatives entered the top ten.

“We have very strong traditions at TSAGI in gliders and rubber model classes,” said Yury Evdokimov. “Our achievements contribute to the development of model airplane engineering. It was not easy for us to perform at the European Championships due to unusual weather conditions. It had an impact on the scoring daylight flights not only for our team, but for other competitors too. But Albert Bulatov managed to take full advantage of his model both at the European Championship and at the Russian Cup.”

The next major competitions, where TsAGI specialists will again compete, will be held in Suzdal in mid-September. It will be 7 and 8 stages of the Russia Cup 2018 on aircraft modeling sport among free flying class models for the TsAGI Centenary Cup.


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TsAGI holds strength tests of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 wing-flap system

press release

In the beginning of August specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) conducted periodic testing of composite material parts of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 wing-flap system.

It was the proof-load test for the two flaps -internal and external- and the aileron. They first were loaded to the level of 40%, and then over 100% of the design load. The testing purpose was to verify the manufacturing technology of a new lot of units made of polymer composite materials.

“When the factory produces a run of 30 elements, one example is sent to TsAGI for periodic testing to confirm the quality of manufacturing technology,” explained Victor Tsygankov, the Head of TsAGI’s Static and Thermal Strength Department. “If the element does not withstand the load the whole lot is scrapped. In our case, all three units showed good results under specified loads and won TsAGI’s approval.”

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a new-generation Russian civil aircraft designed and produced by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC.) It is to operate on short- and medium-haul routes. TsAGI has been cooperating with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 project since 2001, having implemented during this time the full complex of research in aerodynamics, strength and the aircraft control systems. The SSJ100 has been in commercial service since 2011.

The SSJ100 composite wing mechanization units are produced at the Voronezh research plant PJSC “VASO.”


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