Kazan Aktay / White Colt
Work beginning in 1996, the project was revealed at the Moscow Air Show, on 19 August 1997, with display of a mockup. A second engineering mockup was built in 1998. Kazan decided in mid-2001 to begin building a prototype to fly in 2003.
Intended for light transport, patrol, medical evacuation and training, certification was to be to FAR Pt 27. A conventional pod and boom configuration with T tail, semi-articulated three-blade main rotor, tapered blades on production version. The max (emergency) rotation speed is 2,586 rpm. A rotor brake is standard but no provision for folding. A Krasnyy Oktyabr VR-10 main gearbox, rated for 216kW, receives an engine input of 6,000 rpm. A XP-10 gearbox is fitted for the two-blade tail rotor.
Extensive use of composites is made throughout, including main rotor blades.
The landing gear is a conventional, non-retractable skids on arched support tubes, with spring shock absorbtion.
Power is by one 201kW VAZ-4265 rotary engine mounted above the cabin and behind the gearbox and operating on 92/93 grade petrol. Rpm control is manual. Fuel capacity is 300 litres. A refuelling point is on the left side. Oil capacity 20 litres.
The pilot and two passengers, all side by side, in individual seats, have a forward-hinged door each side. Twin clamshell doors are at the rear of the pod, below the tailboom, provideding access to the flat freight floor. One casualty stretcher can be loaded through rear doors when a passenger seat is removed. Alternative access via door on starboard side. Optional, rear-facing seat in luggage bay. Optional heating and air conditioning.
The electrical system with accumulator and M-16 generator has a max rating of 16kW. Anti-icing is fitted for the main rotor blades.
Engine: 1 x 201kW VAZ-4265 rotary
Max take-off weight: 1050kg
Empty weight: 2402kg
Max speed: 190km/h
Cruising speed: 155km/h
Hovering ceiling, OGE: 1300m
Service ceiling: 4700m
Range with 300kg payload: 100km
Range with 190kg payload: 600km
Max endurance: 6h