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by ManjaM
22 Jan 2016 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: NAL Saras Project demise:Root Cause discussion.
Replies: 35
Views: 1609

Re: NAL Saras Project demise:Root Cause discussion.

DGCA Report: http://dgca.nic.in/accident/reports/VT-XRM.pdf Root Cause is likely BPA. Which means Pratt & Whitney contributed in good measure to the deaths. Not sure how engine relight test are performed so cannot comment. The report is comprehensive, as expected. Blame is spread wide and far. ...
by ManjaM
22 Jan 2016 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: NAL Saras Project demise:Root Cause discussion.
Replies: 35
Views: 1609

Re: NAL Saras Project demise:Root Cause discussion.

Sir, I hve read it when it came out and skimmed through again a year ago. The report does point out the reasons for the crash as it should. But is the crash the reason for the program getting canned? Are teh reasons for the failure of the program same as the reasons for the crash? I have listed the ...
by ManjaM
22 Jan 2016 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: NAL Saras Project demise:Root Cause discussion.
Replies: 35
Views: 1609

Re: NAL Saras Project demise:Root Cause discussion.

Three proto-types for a first design is good. LCA was 2 TDs. So that's not where the issue lies. For a first attempt, 3 flying prototypes is aggressive. I am surprised that there was no Static article that was loaded to ultimate loads. No Fatigue test article either. One can conclude that 1)Structu...
by ManjaM
21 Jan 2016 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382865

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The Saras effort is only wasted if we don't have a follow up program. Aircraft programs get canceled all the time. It pinches us more because as far as CivAv is concerned the Saras was all we had. the wing looks conventional on the Saras, a new airframe could be designed around it. GoI has decided t...
by ManjaM
07 Jan 2016 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positiv News--EU
Replies: 42
Views: 1717

Re: Positiv News--EU

bigger question is the safety of wimmens in Germany.
by ManjaM
06 Jan 2016 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 143057

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist str

The solution to this issue is not to strengthen the civilian govt. It might be a better option to destabilize Nawaz Sharif and when the inevitable coup happens, he should be given asylum in India along with his government in exile. It will give a good reason for more direct military action without t...
by ManjaM
04 Jan 2016 07:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Kannan, AOPA exists for advocacy and promotion of GA. AOPA in India fulfills nowhere close to that purpose. GA is for all purposes dead in India. There is no domestic consumption, no Government support, plenty of Government created obstacles and the few manufacturers that existed have gone out of bu...
by ManjaM
28 Dec 2015 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 77931

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

TSJones wrote:.

don't make us issue another traveler advisory....

If thats what we have to do to keep your child molesting Evangelicals out of our borders and inside yours..
by ManjaM
25 Dec 2015 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Need the iron-hand of NaMo to ensure that the flights wait for none. NiKu did a similar admirable job on Bihar law and order situation in the past. :eek: Good god! Everyone just needs to do their damn job. Is Modi the only person working in this country? The pilot in command refused to wait. That's...
by ManjaM
18 Dec 2015 07:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I spoke with a manufacturer of ultralights in Bangalore. A couple of NAL Hansa-3 was provided at a highly subsidized cost to Jakkur Flying Club but I am told they are gathering dust. The performance of Hansa-3 is suboptimal. It has an empty weight of 550kgs and an all up weight of 750kgs. Since it ...
by ManjaM
18 Dec 2015 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382865

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Are there any new updates coming out of NCAD? I havent seen any for over a 2 years. Dr Madhavan Nair was practically persona non grata on anything related to the Government after the S band controversy. If he is still Chairman of the board, NCAD is probably a dead duck.
by ManjaM
16 Dec 2015 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I spoke with a manufacturer of ultralights in Bangalore. Manja saar, are these light aircrafts designed in India or are they being manf in BLR based on an existing design? If they feel that their products are competitive, why not explore other markets like SE Asia etc.? I wouldn't be surprised if C...
by ManjaM
16 Dec 2015 05:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I spoke with a manufacturer of ultralights in Bangalore. IT is a bleak situation for anyone associated with aviation in India. Especially so for manufacturers of aircrafts. How many knew there were 3 companies manufacturing ultralights in India - X-Air Rajahamsa, Zenith Aircrafts and FlightStar Ultr...
by ManjaM
16 Dec 2015 05:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 111214

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

zengerl, Having the right to protest is different from protesting.
by ManjaM
14 Dec 2015 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I submitted my comments on NCAP-2015 to the ministry of Civil Aviation. http://www.civilaviation.gov.in/revised-draft-national-civil-aviation-policy-2015 A whole paper can be written on General aviation and its relevance to Civil aviation in general, but tried to keep it succinct and simple. Comment...
by ManjaM
11 Dec 2015 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 102153

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hARwIwDuDn4 Video is titled "Kuwaiti Prisoner Finds AK-47 Among Dead And Turns It Against His Captives ". No matter Kuwaiti or Syrian, the captive does his last charge and takes down a few tormentors on his way out. Can someone id the language spoken. Intere...
by ManjaM
27 Nov 2015 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 94576

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

now I wonder just exactly what Putin thinks what Pigeon Numero Uno is to do about Turkey shooting down Russian jets? . . . So US doesn't even have a semblance of control on its supposed minions, and it will go "mano-e-mano" with Russia? puleezz, best you stick with Grenada, Haiti and Mexi...
by ManjaM
17 Nov 2015 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

At the time of the crash, the project was funded enough to have 2 prototypes. Per the damning DGCA report PT2 crash happened due to poor oversight of the project , not due to insufficient funding. The project was not shelved at the time of the crash in 2009, rather all stake holders have since devel...
by ManjaM
17 Nov 2015 07:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I believe the AF was willing to pick up a few. A featherweight like NAL has to bear in mind that a new comer has to prove its mettle before booking orders. Only a heavy weight like Boeing can book orders based on reputation alone.
by ManjaM
17 Nov 2015 07:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

NCAD is dead in the water right now. There hasnt been a major push by the current GoI towards breathing some life into the NCAD either. The push from Min of Civil Aviation appears to be towards the low hanging fruit of improving air connectivity, FDI and encouraging MRO activities.
by ManjaM
17 Nov 2015 06:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The 2009 DGCA report on the Saras crash makes for some sad reading. Considering the multiple failures involved in the management of the program, NAL should do a lot of convincing before they are allowed to test fly the Saras again. There have been periodic blurbs in the news about the imminent resta...
by ManjaM
06 Nov 2015 16:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 104670

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/510466/outrage-us-second-mistrial-cop.html South Asian American organisations have expressed "outrage" at the second mistrial of a former police official charged with use of excessive force against an elderly Indian man that left him partially paralysed....
by ManjaM
04 Nov 2015 06:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The draft of NCAP 2015 states promotion of general aviation as one of its objectives. However, it is not covered under any of the subsequent policy issues. One cannot have a sustainable Aero "Make in India" and skill development initiative, without encouraging domestic General aviation.
by ManjaM
26 Oct 2015 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 494150

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

i will definitely put our family gold, most of it other than regularly worn stuff. why pay for keeping it in a safe deposit bank box, when i can have it with the same bank while it is earning whatever money it earns. this is a no brainer. a few early adopters do it and show the money to the rest an...
by ManjaM
13 Oct 2015 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382865

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

apologies. OT. deleted.
by ManjaM
13 Oct 2015 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3332
Views: 320171

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

Imported maal is always the best, so say Swiss bankers! Please. Lets not go full CT when there is a better explanation. Can anyone compare the performance between the two? 1. DGCA defines microlight as <450kg all up weight, Hansa3 is not a microlight. 2. The Hansa 3 has a Rotax 914 turbo with fuel ...
by ManjaM
12 Oct 2015 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382865

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Karan M wrote:If overall deal is $20 Mn. That's like 130 PGMs at $150K each. Not so expensive.


Karan, Thats correct. This is a good price for 194 new airplanes. The new Rotax 912's have a much improved TBO than the earlier 912s too, further reducing maintenance costs over the lifetime. Not a bad deal.
by ManjaM
12 Oct 2015 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382865

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

why couldnt some private player in India develop a microlite ? RajHamsa(now Agni Aerosports) has the X-Air S, F and H series that are in the microlight category. Additionally, Zenith Aircrafts now sells their CH750 through their dealer in Bengaluru. Assembled in Bengaluru as well. Apart from defens...
by ManjaM
06 Oct 2015 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3008
Views: 115146

Re: Positive News from the USA

NBCNews.com Tennessee Boy, 11, Charged With Killing Girl After Argument Over Puppy NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎ An 11-year-old Tennessee boy was charged with shooting an 8-year-old girl to death with a 12-gauge shotgun after an argument over a puppy Saturday, NBC affiliate WBIR reported. Always remem...
by ManjaM
01 Oct 2015 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 104821

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

1000kg is such a high number that if achieved it will drive significant stiffness variation from model. This in turn will cause internal load models to be in error and thus requiring FEM re-runs. I am certain the entire structure will need to be re-analyzed at that point and not just the areas that ...
by ManjaM
29 Sep 2015 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 104821

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Is this CAG report available for public? I wonder what the baseline weight is for arriving at the 1000kg number.
by ManjaM
11 Sep 2015 06:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 178862

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

GSAT6 Antenna successfully deployed. AOA! major step.
by ManjaM
08 Sep 2015 17:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Not just AI, this is a major error in judgement by the Pilot in Command if he took off despite knowing of issues with the airplane. An airplane can fly while not a 100% as long as it is in compliance with the Minimum Equipment List. I am certain that hydraulics problems will not be covered though. I...
by ManjaM
24 Aug 2015 21:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 235628

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I spent some time after lunch on a lazy Sunday to watch some videos on youtube. One thing led to another and i ended up watching some videos of accidents on highways in desh. Absolute carnage! I could not believe some of the things people are doing. People have taken leave of their senses and desire...
by ManjaM
18 Aug 2015 15:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Indigo does not have to operate 250 airplanes just because they placed an order for 250 airplanes. Their relatively healthier financial position has allowed them to hedge on the air traveller market substantially improving in Asia over the next decade or so. I am not sure of the numbers, but they al...
by ManjaM
17 Aug 2015 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Hwere precisely will IndiGo park these 250 planes? Is there enough tarmac to hold them? + 250 x 4? crews. Are they poaching every other airline or do they have a training caaleje? IndiGo has a solid cadet pilot training program. http://www.caeoaa.com/indigo/#.VdINRHuTTmM Likely that most of their F...
by ManjaM
09 Aug 2015 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

India lacks a robust General Aviation segment. Without this critical "filler", smaller airports will struggle to be viable for precisely the reasons mentioned in the article. Providing hangar space, easing import concerns, smoothening out DGCA issues and providing 100LL fuel at most airpor...
by ManjaM
13 Jul 2015 18:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4722
Views: 347624

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ might be more economical to sedate, palletize and stack us horizontally, floor to ceiling. No need for beverage service or flight attendants. heck, just pop a pill, walk through that door, lie down and wake up a few hours later at hopefully, the intended destination.
by ManjaM
01 Jul 2015 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4028
Views: 323306

Re: Internal Security Watch

No. The brainwashing has ensured that there is no retaliation. Hence, open field. In UP, BH expect outbursts as happened in Muzaffarnagar where women were apparently regularly targeted. Sir, Brainwashed, weakhearted are names that our dushmans give us, why should we repeat it while referring to our...
by ManjaM
19 Jun 2015 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3008
Views: 115146

Re: Positive News from the USA

gentle reminder that this is pozitive newz dhaaga.

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