MS-21 splashdown testing completed
11 June 2013
The specialists are currently processing the information received from the MIK-1 on-board recording device and are calculating the model’s splashdown parameters.
These tests are important because the characteristics of an emergency landing on water received without experimental tests are considered unreliable.
The research into the splashdown parameters of the aircraft model was carried out by launching it from a catapult using a MIK-1, developed by specialists from the Instrumentation and Metrology department. The model plane was secured to a floating catapult and was launched in emergency water landing mode. There were several dozen sets of launches at different angles of pitch and splashdown speeds.
The next round of tests is planned for July 2013.