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Russian Helicopters creates unique 3D helicopter model app

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has launched a 3D modelling app for computers and laptops with Windows and Mac OS. This unique app makes it possible for people to find out more about the range of different models of Russian Helicopters, and also to go on virtual tours, including of a VIP helicopter. This is the first development of its kind in Russia and the CIS.

The configuration app is built like a 3D construction kit and makes it possible to 'assemble' a unique model meeting each user's individual requirements. Every model can be enhanced with the specific equipment and functions the user requires. This new system makes it possible to quickly and easily review the helicopters' parameters and capabilities, and to explore its systems and components.

'The app is an excellent tool, which enables potential customers to independently review the different possible configurations of the various different models of Russian-made helicopters,' said Head of Russian Helicopters CEO Administration Yury Kaptelkin. 'In addition, it makes it possible to carry out a presentation efficiently, not only with a view to selling the product, but for educational purposes, interesting young people in the helicopter industry.'

On Windows, the new app can be downloaded from Russian Helicopters' official website (http://apps.russianhelicopters.aero/en/config). Just click on the model of helicopter that interests you and then click 'download for Windows.' The app is available for free at Google Play. An iPad app will soon be available via App Store.

The Russian Helicopters website also features new Production Technology content, which offers an overview of the latest technologies employed in the production of systems and components for modern helicopters. After selecting the technology that is of interest, the online platform 'takes' the user to the enterprise where it is used. The online visual archive (comprising photos and videos) then offers a detailed insight into how helicopters are built - from the production of individual components to the final assembly.

This is not Russian Helicopters' first successful 3D online project. Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which designs Mi- series helicopters, already boasts an efficient digital helicopter design system. That system also operates at several other Russian Helicopters companies.

There are many companies within Russia, and globally, that claim their products are fully 3D designed, but this bold claim does not always correspond to the reality. In many instances, the blueprints remain the real design documents. Mastering a new approach to design, in which the digital model truly is the fundamental design document, marks a new phase in the development of modern design.

Press release issued by Russian Helicopters, JSC on May 22, 2015

 

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