OSKBES MAI Kvant and Aviatika MAI-900 Acrobat rare footage

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Have uploaded two rare videos of OSKBES MAI Kvant and Aviatika MAI-900 Acrobat flight tests at Gromov's LII at Zhukovsky.
Seems that these are only video chronicles left of these aircrafts flights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0RfX-48ubk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8k77Io1Rvg
 

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Indeed, interesting videos, flateric.
What was the final fate of those aircraft (the 2 Kvants and the Acrobat), OSKBES MAI website does not mention it: Museum, hangar-queen, scrap-yard or...brutal end?
 

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One of Kvants is 'hangar queen' at MAI, but it's used for students' education. Destiny of the second prototype is covered with veils.

Just one Acrobat was built, maiden flight was made in February 1993. After appearing at Le Bourget in 1993 and MAKS it spent several years unwanted, and in the beginning of the century was sold to Lithuania. New owner was world-class aerobatics pilot Yurgis Kairis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw-CYb8ERN0&mode=related&search=), who pumped everything he could out of her, getting international prizes and awards in aerobatics - plane was 100 kg lighter than his previous Su-26M, and has T/W ratio more than 1.
http://www.unioplane.org/2.html

Kvant photos by Alex Exler (www.mai.exler.ru)
 

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Three-view arrangements of the MAI Kvant:
 

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My dear Patvig,

also for more MAI aircraft;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4168.msg33195.0
 

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