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by Prasad
13 Nov 2018 11:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2657
Views: 324379

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The train is being towed in a wrapped condition. Maybe they want it to start running on its own once it gets to NR? Or maybe NR wants to get the pleasure of peeling off all the plastic :)
by Prasad
13 Nov 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3325
Views: 317655

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

nam wrote:If anyone is interested, a paper on GaN gate fabrication and research by the brains behind our GaN R&D, DRDO's Solid state physic lab.

It is very technical, however someone with electronics background should understand.


Thanks for this.
by Prasad
13 Nov 2018 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

So I suppose that is pretty much confirmation that their carrier aviation still sucks donkeys b@lls. We have been seeing reports of crashes and difficulty in flying those naval flankers. Cannot be easy to build it up after losing pilots and aircraft from an already small starting pool.
by Prasad
12 Nov 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3068
Views: 564781

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Eh. I like it. Beautiful pictures.
by Prasad
12 Nov 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573110

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Rakesh, just a bit of re-arrangement Planned Future Milestones in 2018, 2019 and 2020 - SP-12 to SP-16 (five birds in all) are are all on the final equipping phase.- 16 Tejas aircraft are to be delivered in 2019-20 fiscal year. (All FOC variants?) SP-12 - As of 11 Nov 2018, SP-12 is ready to undergo...
by Prasad
11 Nov 2018 16:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Even with a tunnel-vision'ed co-pilot, the ux design of the airbus cockpit and crew management contributed perhaps to the crash. Pprune has a long running thread going over various things that contributed. Enlightening, if a bit dry.
by Prasad
11 Nov 2018 16:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

nachiket wrote:This situation persists tot his day despite the lessons from this crash.

On Boeing aircraft the control columns are linked together so if one pilot pushes or pulls the column the other sees and feels that movement on his own.


Not quite
by Prasad
10 Nov 2018 18:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Couple of problems with automatic claws overriding pilot input is that a) there is insufficient communication to the pilots that the computer is doing whatever it is doing - grade A pisspoor ux design (This has manifested in many crashes) and b) lack of a mechanism for pilot to override the computer...
by Prasad
10 Nov 2018 12:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

That A320 crash whole doing a flyby is an example of many things going wrong. Pilots were not told of change of plans to do a flyby, they had to shift to another runway for the flyby, a dirt runway instead of a concrete one, etc etc. So they spotted the airfield very late, so had to descend quicker ...
by Prasad
09 Nov 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19700

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

China has OTH radars facing the east/south east. Iirc there is one at Tianbo, Mongolia. Hence launching from that angle might not be the best idea irrespective of the effectiveness of their radars.
by Prasad
06 Nov 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

GaN have higher cooling requirements. Not lower.
by Prasad
06 Nov 2018 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Do not tie it religion or even local practices. It has been a practice since Vijayanagar/Aurangazeb times. You can practice what you preach but let others make their own decisions. The fact that neither the melawds nor the central govt has taken any steps to a) find out the major causes for increas...
by Prasad
06 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2779
Views: 573110

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

On the AESA (active electronically scanned array) radar, the technical aspects and commercial negotiations with a foreign vendor are now complete. We are hoping to place the order very soon.

Thank god. One less thing to worry about now.
by Prasad
05 Nov 2018 13:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2372
Views: 369379

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We fail at the ICT duties thing and you can kiss the nascent manufacturing buildup goodbye. We signed ITA-1. These western buggers want to include current electronic products under ITA-2 as an extension to ITA-1 as 'free trade' balderdash while trumpanzee and oiros go about clamping down on visas fo...
by Prasad
05 Nov 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/sta ... 7103639553

A short video on all their UAVs. Given lack of actual footage, looks like their RQ180 clone and tilt-rotor uav aren't yet in flying state.
by Prasad
05 Nov 2018 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1059299156047552512 CH-7. Performances of CH-7 in many areas are much better than the US-made RQ-170, and pretty close to the RQ-180. This release has made China the 2nd country to own a high-altitude long-endurance combat UAV with advanced penetration capa...
by Prasad
05 Nov 2018 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Delhi and Ahmedabad for starters. UBji, UCC is a non starter. The secular state cannot enforce loudspeaker bans or enter certain areas in cities n towns and you want it to enforce UCC? Guess who it'll be enforced upon just like these deepawali arrests? Fighting for parity in laws is a better goal th...
by Prasad
04 Nov 2018 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

For anyone waiting for the proverbial 11th hour Savior in the central govt, they're busy muscling and arresting parents of kids bursting crackers with a gleeful Harshavardhan behind it.
by Prasad
01 Nov 2018 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2395
Views: 299672

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Counter-Intelligence: U.S. charges Chinese spies and their recruited hackers in conspiracy to steal trade secrets https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-charges-chinese-spies-and-their-recruited-hackers-in-conspiracy-to-steal-trade-secrets/2018/10/30/50fadb94-dc82-11e8-b732-3c72cb...
by Prasad
01 Nov 2018 14:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2657
Views: 324379

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

They should've made the Park-Central walking a lot easier than going up and crossing the road that needs to be done currently. Central Metro station is undeground and you don't need to cross the road above at all but just walk into central right now. But if you use MRTS, you'll have to climb up.
by Prasad
01 Nov 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Interesting point to note: after losing the plot over jallikattu, the TN govt under EPS is openly non-anti-hindu. Wishes for yindoo festivals from the cm have riled up the dumeels who have always wished only for non-yindoo festivals. TN sends boatloads of samys of all classes to SM each year. Of the...
by Prasad
01 Nov 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43117

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

del.
Thanks Trikaal
by Prasad
31 Oct 2018 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

What use getting fancy lawyers when the judgement has statements that were negated by the Ayyapa lawyers? Perhaps judgement and arguments should first be read?
by Prasad
30 Oct 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yeah but all said and done, its an ugly plane imo.
by Prasad
29 Oct 2018 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The govt should be working on what RCI calls Core 5. Safeguarding practices of the Hindu religion that can be voided by the SC by asking kudhargam questions like 'show me where its written that without this particular practice there is no yindooism, that you certainly absolutely must do this particu...
by Prasad
29 Oct 2018 08:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Metro runs right into the airport. There was always an electric train line running on the other side of the road too for eons.
by Prasad
28 Oct 2018 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

If someone funds, I could get nice pictures from Zhuhai :)
Also note they opened that long overwater bridge just in time for the airshow.
by Prasad
28 Oct 2018 23:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The second runway extends over a creek. Got flooded during the nov floods in 15. It needs another long runway to handle heavies but no space to expand. Location wise it's a fantastic spot in the city frankly. Just sad that it can't really expand much.
by Prasad
28 Oct 2018 00:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

TN also has other airports doing international, either to gelf or SE Asia. So not all state air traffic has to follow through madras. Besides it's a dump of an airport. At dfw, on a clear evening, especially in summer you can see the peak evening landing traffic lined up for landing in distinct para...
by Prasad
26 Oct 2018 15:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2372
Views: 369379

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Thanks Suraj. So even if the shareholders approve this, the Ruias don't really have a legal stand here and Mittal should get it is the right understanding.
by Prasad
26 Oct 2018 11:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2372
Views: 369379

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Question from layperson: Can the Ruias now actually pay whatever they're paying legally? Can the govt/ibc ask for their source of funds? Can't let them borrow money now and stymie somebody like Mittal taking over.
by Prasad
26 Oct 2018 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4707
Views: 345360

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The second runway can cater to all types of aircraft, including A380, in all weather conditions.

Interesting. Cat IIIb then. I think we have 5 airports that are similar right now.
by Prasad
26 Oct 2018 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3044
Views: 500982

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Well we've got an OK to build the C-295 here but we don't really have any news of any movement on it.
by Prasad
24 Oct 2018 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sachin To be frank I am expecting them to come up with excuses like "Elect us from Kerala in Lok Sabha elections in 2019, and then we will ensure that BJP government will bring a rule to free temples" ;). They promised that for the KA elections too. HDK promptly took over Gokarna temple i...
by Prasad
23 Oct 2018 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Then you'd have the excommunicators up in arms yakherder. That nobody wants no?
by Prasad
23 Oct 2018 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1394
Views: 71830

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Also, why even have this discussion after shutting down GDF I wonder.

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