("An-181") "Product 181" - smallest Antonov aircraft

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("An-181") "Product 181" - smallest Antonov aircraft

Post by u2fly » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:34 am

Product-181 (unofficialy known as "An-181") with s/n "CCCP-190101" is an experimental aircraft that was designed in the ASTC Oleg Antonov in Kiev at the end of 1980.
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http://spotters.net.ua/search/?aircraft=Antonov+Mk.181&

Project target was create and test channel-wing, (invented by american Custer in 1920's) for short take off, and mostly completed, but not finished and closed after end of USSR.
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About Custer Channelwing design:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_wing
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Single developed prototype now can be seen in National Aviation Museum of Ukraine (use googletranslate):
http://aviamuseum.com.ua/ua/exposition/ ... 2-virb-181

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Info from:
Product 181 - Wikipedia (translated)
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Here also is a list of ASTC Antonov Backpack projects like ZK-4,which based on An-181,and a VTOL airliner design
http://cafefoundation.org/v2/pdf_tech/H ... 09_eng.pdf
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Re: ("An-181") "Product 181" - smallest Antonov aircraft

Post by Neocon » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:43 pm

I read the Wikipedia page. That's an interesting concept. I wonder if they could make one that could take off vertically and then use another engine at the back for propulsion and steering.

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Re: ("An-181") "Product 181" - smallest Antonov aircraft

Post by u2fly » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:45 pm

Here is very good illustrated topic about creating RC model of this airplane on russian forum.
Use online translate for link bellow!
http://rc-aviation.ru/forum/topic?id=3660&p=16
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