The Kamov Ka-29TB “Helix” (ICAO: KA27 / WAKE: MEDIUM) is a Soviet/Russian assault transport helicopter with co-axial rotors. Created in Second Life by Spijkers & Wingtips, the aircraft was based on the real-life Ka-29TB “Helix” manufactured by Kamov.
The real-life Ka-29 (NATO reporting name: “Helix”) was part of the Ka-27 family of Soviet/Russian aircraft. The Ka-27 and its subsequent variants were developed for ferrying and anti-submarine warfare. Design work began in 1969 and the first prototype flew in 1973. The Ka-29TB (Transportno Boyevoy) is a dedicated assault transport derivative of the Ka-27 family, intended especially for the support of Russian navy amphibious operations and featuring a substantially changed airframe. Like other Kamov military helicopters it has a co-axial rotor, removing the need for a tail rotor.
Spijkers & Wingtips's KA-29 comes equipped with a cargo hook system, three pre-loaded liveries, working instruments and functioning lights. It is also customizable, with independent vendors developing additional equipment for the helicopter. Like all S&W helicopters, the aircraft uses a collective/cyclic flight system and is fully modifiable.
- Pilot's heads-up display (HUD) attachment.
- Functioning cockpit instruments with:
- Altimeter, vertical speed, airspeed, compass, artificial horizon, and fuel gauge indicators.
- Electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) with region mapping.
- Instrument lighting.
- Animated components (main rotor, tail rotor, x4 entry hatches, folding rotor blades).
- Exterior lighting (navigation lights, strobes, and beacon).
- Cargo hook/winch system.
- VICE combat system with: machine guns and rockets.
- Customizable paint with x3 pre-loaded liveries.
- Incremental collective/cyclic flight system.
- Optional simulated fuel (DSA Fuel).