Jump to content

Mi-8: Question regarding appearance


Recommended Posts

Guys,

 

I've noticed in photos of the Mi-8 that the nose sometimes appears to be rather high up from the ground while parked, and in other shots the nose appears to be level with the ground. Is that a difference in variants, or simply because of the weight difference, e.g. full fuel tanks, etc?

 

Nose up high (I kinda like that "look"):

ru_monino_helo_mi8_02.jpg

 

Nose level:

mi8t-1.jpg

PC: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz | MSI GTX 1080 TI | ASUS Maximus IX Hero | 32GB DDR4 RAM | 2TB Samsung 870 EVO SSD | Win10 Pro 64bit

Gear: HP Reverb | JetPad FSE | MTX Sim Rig | VKB Gunfighter Pro Mk.III w/ MCG Ultimate (center) | VKB Gunfighter Mk.III w/ SCG-R Premium (side)

 

VKBNA_LOGO_SM.png

VKBcontrollers.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Kind of hard to tell from the picture, but doesn't the 1st chopper has its rear shock absorbers fully in? Which would point to a weight difference between the birds I'd guess. Or maybe the rear gear is different altogether, I don't know?

The DCS Mi-8MTV2. The best aviational BBW experience you could ever dream of.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would think that the first picture is from a museum.

In most aircraft museums they take out the engines so that would explain the difference in weight on the front part of the aircraft.

Kind regards

Jorik

 

Intel i7 8700k 5,0Ghz OC

Nvidia GTX1080Ti

32Gb DDR4 3200Mhz RAM

HP Reverb Pro

Selfmade Alu Rail 4080 mounts

TM HOTAS WARTHOG

Virpil 100mm extension + Virpil VFX + TM F/A-18 Stick

TM MFD's

 

Saitek Pedals

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's a combination of weight and over- or under-servicing the nitrogen in the nose strut. There is a set pressure for the struts when the aircraft is on jacks, but it seems like many places just do it on the ground, which leads to varying amounts of pressure in the strut. Also, as mentioned, weight on the aircraft will have quite an effect. Where I work, if we can't use jacks for whatever reason, we try to get the nose jack point (next to the strut) approx. 36 inches off the ground when the aircraft is empty except for fuel (maybe half-full of fuel).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would think that the first picture is from a museum.

In most aircraft museums they take out the engines so that would explain the difference in weight on the front part of the aircraft.

 

 

Is is exactly what I was thinking about. Also I believe the Mi-8 have some Kind of hydraulic System to jack the Heli, doing easy the load cargo

 

 

My guess: Russian manufacturing tolerances :)

 

Where? in history channel? :lol:

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...