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by Sidhu
07 Oct 2011 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

26 flights in 8 days :D

Finally I think the test at Pokharan are being accounted for. 20+ weapons test nice :)
by Sidhu
06 Oct 2011 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Any news on what all was tested at Pokharan and how the tests went. No official statement yet.....
by Sidhu
06 Oct 2011 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1077638

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^ Any chaiwalla info on what is really achieved in the tests at Gromov so far.

Not seen any reports from it (seen figures like 70%...80%) any concrete info on what really transpired.
by Sidhu
25 Mar 2011 05:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 81712

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

I am surprised at that F-16 and F-18 were not called into the fray. Also IAF ppl should have been called in to test the diff aircraft in combat.
great testing ground for MMRCA.
by Sidhu
22 Feb 2011 13:19
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189377

Re: AeroIndia 2011

[Indranil]However, I think what will touch first is not the tail tip but the underbelly where the bay door is hinged.[/Indranil]

That is what I wanted to convey Indranil. Thanks for putting it so succinctly for me.

Yes the stretched version has a higher risk of "underbelly" touch
by Sidhu
22 Feb 2011 11:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189377

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Indranil,

I am not sure of the exact AoA at which the tail touch is an issue. I shal find out. What I do understand is that streatched versions have a greater issue (as the stretch is behind the MLG).
by Sidhu
22 Feb 2011 08:32
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189377

Re: AeroIndia 2011

I did hear that the Hercs have a increased risk of Tail touch while landing. Hence have a tougher time landing with high AoA
by Sidhu
19 Feb 2011 20:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189377

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Hehh... I knew who was not winning the MMRCA race when I saw the following.
The display was for IFF (identification friend or foe)... The models were an LCA identifying a friend and a foe. The Friend our own LCA, the foe.. a broken nose squint eyed F-16 :D
by Sidhu
18 Feb 2011 22:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 715523

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Here is me wishing someday we would see the J-10 and the J-20 at AeroIndia 2013. Not pass seeking Chinese journlists
by Sidhu
17 Feb 2011 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I do feel that we would see a MK3 LCA with stealth features from the AMCA (way down the line). I also feel that LCA would be a good platform to experiment AMCA stealth aerodynamics also.
by Sidhu
13 Feb 2011 16:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

what I understood from the LCA stall guys was, there were a few steps to be done after the IOC which IAF wanted. These are based on weapons testing (missile firing) with RADAR guidance. This I understood would be covered hy June this year. There were a lot more things to be covered for the FoC.
by Sidhu
09 Feb 2011 19:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 493137

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

<quote>VINAYAK SHETTI FOR IDRW.ORG MCA 1.0 – Concept and initial idea for development of Twin engine based Medium combat aircraft can be traced back to late 90’s. That’s even before first flight of the LCA TD-1 had taken place, <\quote> Oh noooooo....... Soo the MCA program is already >12 years old....
by Sidhu
09 Feb 2011 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 611576

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

With the introduction of the LCA Mk2.... It seems increasingly pointless to go in for a huge MMRCA order. LCA Mk1 and Mk2(with the resizing et al) are increasingly crossing over that border of "light" into "medium" and finally by the time the deal fructifies and the details are w...
by Sidhu
08 Feb 2011 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

In addition to the above. Is it a possibility that due to inefficient intake design, the engine is not able to produce all the thrust it is supposed to produce. I am sure the thrust produced would definitely be stated with the clause that 90 KN under ideal test conditions .... On chinese reverse eng...
by Sidhu
08 Feb 2011 06:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

"They need a cheap bird to be the backbone of the fleet, the LCA seems ideal." LCA was the requirement of the hour when IAF was cash strapped. Now the funds available to it are much more and I think they dont "care" (relatively) that they have to manage 250-300 heavy ones. Now t...
by Sidhu
07 Feb 2011 22:54
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189377

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Indranil.

All I got was a few pics of the LCA and others on a borrowed point and shoot... I am a terrible photographer :(
by Sidhu
07 Feb 2011 22:29
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 189377

Re: AeroIndia 2011

Phew what a day!!!... Watched the dress rehearsal today. Started off with the Para's doing their sky diving bit. It was the turn of 3 Mi 8/17 helos carrying India, Airforce and Aero India flags. They were followed by small boy formation an AN 32 and 2 Doniers. Followed by 5 Jags, 2 IJTs and then by ...
by Sidhu
07 Feb 2011 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 693040

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Marking my first post with a newbie question. Do the flights related to demo of the aircraft count as test flights or are test flights reserved to refer to flights where "testing of specific points" are concerned ?? It was heart warming to see 4 LCAs in formation today. Truely a jingo's de...

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