Now we are going to a warehouse that is actually abandoned. Many people come nearby everyday without even knowing that the facade of a 4-storey house with conditioners hides airplanes covered with dust. But can the old parts of the planes be used in future projects?
A student’s constructor bureau was formed in 1965 at the plane building faculty of the Moscow aviation institute. It was busy with the creation of experimental piloted and remote controlled light flying machines.
In 1999 employees of the workshop were given State awards of the Russian Federation for achievements in science and technology and implementation of super-light multi-functional planes into production.
Aviatika-MAI-890 was one of the most successful projects. It made the first flight in 1989.
Over 200 of Aviatika-MAI-890 planes have been produced and sold since 1992.
This is a very light multi-functional airplane used while training, patrolling, aerial photographing, etc. One version of the plane is used in agriculture.
Autozhir-MAI-205 made its first flight in 2001 and was produced on the basis of Aviatika.
The project is frozen till now.
Another interesting plane called T-101 Grach was developed here.
In the beginning of the last century Russia faced great difficulties in aircraft engineering and large projects were frozen. In spite of all the problems they started development of another airplane model in 1992. The first T-101 was ready by 1993.
During T-101 development many factors were considered. The plane had to be simple, reliable, cheap, with the function of fast reequipment.
T-101 is very useful for flying in the North and Far East, in remote regions without any roads. It needs small areas to land and there is no need to warm the engine even in severe frosts.
The aviation company couldn’t sell the airplane due to lack of financing in 1990.
T-101 was the prototype for Viscount V100.
Another Russian coproration bought the rights for T-101 and will produce Viscounts V100. But some parts that weren’t purchased are left in the warehouse.
Т-411 “Аist” (Stork).
T-411 is intended for transportation of passengers and cargoes at the distance of 1200 km. It is very easy to control the plane.
Now let’s see what is there in other parts of the warehouse.
Some projects developed in the warehouse are still functioning in other places.