The engine "Cortege" has become an aircraft

Summer 2019 years сообщалосьthat the automobile engine of the Cortege family can become aviation. Since then, very little time has passed, and now, it became known that the Central Institute of Aviation Motors named after P.I. Baranov (TsIAM), is a member of the SEC “N.E. Zhukovsky ", completed the research work" Adaptation ".

The details of the transformation of the automobile engine into an aircraft were shared with RIA News CIAM employees. It is noted that engine tests as part of a propulsion system with a propeller were successful.

The head of the TsIAM department, Lev Finkelberg, explained that an assessment was made of the possible use of such an engine on twin-engine nine-seat and single-engine six-seat aircraft of local airlines. According to him, the most difficult thing was to adapt the fuel system, ignition and control systems to aviation regulations. But CIAM engineers were able to solve these problems, despite the design features of the units and their location on the engine.

The main difficulty was to obtain the required characteristics, since in the “aviation” modes the car engine almost never works

- said Finkelberg.

It should be added that the tests were carried out on the screw stand of the Voronezh LLC “Experimental Design Bureau of Motor Engineering” (LLC “OKBM”) by the specialists of CIAM, NAMI (developer of “Cortege”) and the mentioned OKBM. During the tests, engine characteristics were obtained in the range from small earth gas to take-off mode, its starts and throttle response were checked. So the results confirmed the specific characteristics declared in the technical task for liter power, fuel consumption and engine weight. Studies of the APD-500 demonstrator, created on the basis of the Cortege automobile engine, will be continued. Ahead of testing in the TsIAM thermal pressure chamber and testing on an experimental aircraft.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 23 November 2019 15: 08
    Is it the photo, or is it really so ugly? Especially the grilles at the bottom, and the radiator, does it evoke something Chinese-auto-industrial? However, maybe someone will like it, anything can happen. Well, and about the engine I find it difficult to say something, what does this attempt at unification say? Either an aircraft engine seems to be needed, but there is nothing else to take as a basis, or is it a very successful solution that kills "2 birds with one stone"? Well, and the engine may be quite good, after all, Porsche Engineering has applied to the development.
    1. tol100v Offline tol100v
      tol100v (Igor) 23 November 2019 16: 58
      Quote: Arkharov
      Whether the aircraft engine seems to be needed ...

      There has never been anything good from crossing a "snake and a hedgehog" and never will be! Another desire of "developers" to sit on two chairs! Absolutely different requirements for mass-power-temperature-consumption (for fuel and air) and many other characteristics! As a first approximation - a simple cut of state money for R&D by agreement of all parties involved! The corpus delicti is evident!
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 23 November 2019 18: 05
        Very likely.
    2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 24 November 2019 08: 57
      Is it a photo, or is it really so ugly? Especially the grilles below, and the radiator, does it bring something to the Chinese-car industry?

      Come on. We do not ride this "member". Let them go and think that it is cool and beautiful. laughing And the fact that it was possible to "fix" the engine there for aviation is what it is called - I want to be a Rolls-Royce. Agree, it is somehow expensive even for those who have money, like fools - candy wrappers, the engine is only for these one-off horror stories to do. wassat Let them do something already. Everyone has their own hobby. For example, I paint. Medvedev Dmitry Anatolyevich loves computers. Well, someone loves to play "cars". So nothing special.
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 November 2019 09: 05
        Much better to paint. It is not so expensive for the state. And I think that buying a dozen Rolls-Royces for "this fraternity" would be much cheaper than these "games with cars".
        1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
          Observer2014 24 November 2019 09: 13
          Quote: Arkharov
          It’s much better to draw.

          yes Yes. Especially for the country's budget is not so expensive. Although it’s half the trouble to play cars. And children's fun for the budget. It’s worse when someone came up with a supersonic strategist Tu-160 to do a business plane, and I’d like to say that it would be better to draw this one. laughing
    3. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 25 November 2019 10: 41
      Is it a photo, or is it really so ugly? Especially the grilles below, and the radiator, does it bring something to the Chinese-car industry?

      - they are all like that now. If you look closely at Rolls, Maserati or the same Cadillacs - all the same chrome-plated plastic, cheap grilles, etc., everything is so unnaturally shiny that it hurts your eyes ... that's why the general impression of the "Chinese car industry" is about cheaper segment I generally keep quiet. Timeless classic design, the latest real chrome on cars, the quality and real solidity of exclusive brands are a thing of the past with lettering on paper and cassette recorders ... crying
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  3. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 25 November 2019 12: 08
    Why is there no data on engine power and fuel consumption? Indeed, precisely because of these parameters and its hybridity, this engine will have advantages over competitors. It was claimed that its power would be 860 hp. and another 100 hp will give an electric built-in motor, i.e. In total, you can pass for 1000 hp. during further development. And this is exactly the engine that the new An-2 generation needs in order to carry up to 19 passengers.