Travelers’ notes on the expedition: From the construction of AT vehicles to the conquest of the Pole.
The cargo version of Burlak (B-4), which will be run in Chukotka soon, is equipped with self-locking differentials. The performance has been checked on the marshlands, when going out on hard surface, and locking actuation on the wheels of Burlak is almost imperceptible. In addition, at th (read more...)
What should the vehicle, on which the life of the travelers in the Arctic depends, be like? Prior to starting the construction, the expedition members huddle in a workshop to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the first all-terrain vehicles, namely Makar and Shuttle. The new vehicle will be miles better! It is bigger, more reliable, and more comfortable.
The test drive was held in March in the Kara Sea. It was determined which design changes are to be made in the construction of two AT vehicles «Burlak» which will go to the North Pole.
In spring 2018, after the construction and re-testing, two «Burlaks» will reach the starting point, which is the polar station on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, and the crew will return home.
The gathering of the crew, the delivery of fuel and food for the expedition. It is planned to get to the North Pole and back in 1.5–2 months, travelling for about 100 km per day.