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Old 08-10-2018, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Modern cockpit for the Mi-8?

I'd like to know if there is a possibility to have a more "modern" cockpit for the Mi-8? I have the NS430 but that is a standalone unit, not integrated with radios etc.

I would not mind the new cockpit to be an addon.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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I doubt it. It's not just a 3d overlay. What you're really asking for is a whole different aircraft with completely different avionics and flight systems.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, people don't have the good taste to ensure the Mi-8 sells well enough and the Russian government keeps enough of the newest variants classified that this is rather unlikely... alas...
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:57 AM   #4
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I doubt it. It's not just a 3d overlay. What you're really asking for is a whole different aircraft with completely different avionics and flight systems.
Oh I'm aware that the fully digital cockpit is the newest version and a different airframe. I'm more refering to this. This should be a modernized MITV1. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #5
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Still a major 3D & texture rework of cockpit would be required, coupled with new systems implementation. If BST guys didn't do it in the first place, I wouldn't count on it being done for a product well past its initial sale figures. Especially now, when they're not a separate studio anymore and are busy with work being done for ED.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:13 PM   #6
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There is no end of modernized digital cockpits for every variant of the Mi-8, the factory will build whatever you order. We have Mi-17s with Honeywell (EADI and EHSI) cockpits as well as full Garmin (G3X) cockpits. (Although, to be fair, those are both aftermarket cockpits.)
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