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by Dileep
16 Jan 2018 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4265
Views: 274675

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

We have a stellar example of Low Cost Airport. Cochin International.
by Dileep
01 Jan 2018 17:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Happy new year to one and all.. there is no better way to start the new year. https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/monograph-emag/airworthiness-certification/index.html#page/1 if some one can get the full book they are lucky i think Here is PDF Version https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/monograph-pdf/air...
by Dileep
28 Dec 2017 06:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I still don't get a straight affirmative answer to the question : "Are all (relevant) LRUs qualified for Gun Vibration yet?" Do you?
by Dileep
26 Dec 2017 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me try some 'shaivite' piskology (ie following lord Shiv ;) ) We had always been a 'buy' country, not a 'make' country, ever since the celtic barbarians overpowered us. We are used to get things in finished state, so that we miss the whole cycle of development. This is true with pretty much ever...
by Dileep
22 Dec 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Ref Radar: The blades of grass fly in the direction of Thales, but no firm call has been taken AFAIK. A general disclaimer: I have no journalist creds to quote "sources". I only have 'chaiwala' information. Let me define 'chaiwala' information here by the age old 'neti.. neti..' technique ...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296792

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Hmm.. You will have to say Foxtrot Golf Foxtrot Alpha anywhere near the aero complex at Bangalore, Kerala, because you can get assaulted if you say FGFA straight.

No sir.. We will go on our own, 100% desi onlee. Some of us might be retired, but AMCA will happen.
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We regularly go through steps (e) thro (m). A 'committee' can shortcut pretty much anything technical. 'commercial' is a different animal though. So, steps e,f,g and h will happen in a day over chai biskoot. Some final nitpick wouldhappen, but those will be short and done offline before the meeting...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-to-order-83-more-tejas-but-has-got-only-5-of-40-ordered-earlier/articleshow/62184429.cms The gentleman in the above article does hi sbest to malign LCA. For him 'FOC' or "Combat Ready' is the same. He argues that LCA is till not combat ready becaus...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We regularly go through steps (e) thro (m). A 'committee' can shortcut pretty much anything technical. 'commercial' is a different animal though. So, steps e,f,g and h will happen in a day over chai biskoot. Some final nitpick wouldhappen, but those will be short and done offline before the meeting....
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

MK1A also will be an asymptote. Remember that there is no change in the basic plane. Only some of the innards will change. So, the obvious tactics will be that stuff will get developed, qualified and phased in into production, and back-upgraded in due course. We desis are experts in this. The only s...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

"MK2 is dead. Long live MK2". The concept of bigger airframe and engine are dead. Many proposals are on for MK2 elements that can get into the current airframe. The 414s will be used for AMCA TD as I understand. Two of the TDs are apparently sanctioned. Dileep Saar, As an evolutionary pat...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

"MK2 is dead. Long live MK2". The concept of bigger airframe and engine are dead. Many proposals are on for MK2 elements that can get into the current airframe.

The 414s will be used for AMCA TD as I understand. Two of the TDs are apparently sanctioned.
by Dileep
19 Dec 2017 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Well, I am sure that there are test profiles that required the Tejas to fly at very low AGL using the radio altimeter, and when that is not available, using the INS. Why INS? A hard roll or sharp bank can get the radio altimeter to go blank, and the flight control still need to know where the plane ...
by Dileep
18 Dec 2017 07:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This 'change of drawings' is very normal when you start production. Those who have done only screwdrivergiri of matured platforms may not have seen it. That is all. Reviewing an RFQ for an LRU in a commercial aircraft, I am astonished to see the number of changes it went through AFTER qualification ...
by Dileep
16 Dec 2017 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Dileep, Gun firing. I sense a remarkable disconnect among the community regarding this. I hear two versions. 1) Gun is done onlee.. which could mean it is integrated and all functions verified. Which means, you can see the blip on the MFD, press the button on the stick and the gun will cycle. 2) Th...
by Dileep
16 Dec 2017 07:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

FOC is an asymptote. You can only 'approach it' :)

Being said that, One more Derby firing, gun and IFR are the only missing check points IRC. Anything else? All the other work are ongoing development onlee.
by Dileep
15 Dec 2017 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Dileep sahaab, I knew that Python-5 could go onto LCA only if either the aircraft or the missile changed. There is no way the aircraft will change now. I was hoping that the modifications done for integration into JSF might make it feasible. Well time will tell. The last I heard, the solution for P...
by Dileep
15 Dec 2017 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

OK. Plain english: There is talk of ASRAAM integration. Not sure if that is already known, but it was new info for me.
by Dileep
15 Dec 2017 06:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Some un moderated tea shop talk at some village in Kerala:

Our company is starting an ASRAAM
No new program is moving in our company
The Chairman is trying to kill our division by diverting stuff to his favourite divisions. We are waiting for his exit in June onlee.
Our boss is useless onlee.
by Dileep
12 Dec 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Karan M wrote:Now what do we know of the EL/M-2032 variant on the LCA, its around the 80km range for 2 sqmtr targets (with the british radome), then its around 100 km for a 5 sq mtr target.


Really? :twisted:
by Dileep
11 Dec 2017 08:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bah!! While some 'brass' diss the 'maintainability' of Tejas, the 'iron' (aka airmen) who actually work on her are in fact happy about the current birds, and EXCITED that they can actually make suggestions and requests to the designer to make their life easy. Like the pilots who flew her, the airmen...
by Dileep
11 Dec 2017 07:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I am hearing bad chatter about the top slot at ADA. Reading that with the fact that nothing is moving is a bit scary.
by Dileep
09 Dec 2017 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^Many assume that slapping the IFR probe is easy. The issue is not just the probe drogue attachment but rather the fuel redistribution when it is guzzling into the plane during flight which is a rapid event requiring significant rewriting of control laws after repeated flight testing to meet CEMIL...
by Dileep
30 Nov 2017 08:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Here is my worry. This is not based on my chai pe charcha. Just my gut feeling. The "balance" will be struck as follows: 1. IAF gets SEF 2. ADA gets AMCA 3. HAL gets Mk1A All I can say is that there is a lot of talk about 1A and AMCA, but nothing about Mk2. 400% agreement onlee. Let me re...
by Dileep
30 Nov 2017 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ADA is not going to rebut it. They are "sitting with a smug smile" onlee.

It makes a lot of sense to moi onlee.
by Dileep
27 Nov 2017 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

HAL Took the entire risk of developing the trainers with no commitment from IAF, didn't they? So, what is the bigg deal of "metal cutting" for which there is clear commitment?

I think they are simply taking "advance bail" for future delays onlee.
by Dileep
27 Nov 2017 07:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

One of the things that delay the FOC is called "Indeligence". Indeligence: The genetic trait in Indians to raise issues/objections/suggestions for the sole purpose of asserting their "intelligence". Seen at almost every meeting where issues are discussed. There are five parties w...
by Dileep
24 Nov 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

shiv wrote:In fact we don't even know if there was "formal information transfer' from IAF to the MoD."


Yes, we do. I heard corroborating information from a very reliable source. The basic premises of the report are correct onlee.
by Dileep
23 Nov 2017 17:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

PPT is a figure of speech. The report could have been printed in quadruplicate on fanfold paper using dot matrix printer. Do we really care how it was presented? The fact of the matter is, there was a 'formal information transfer' from IAF to the MoD.
by Dileep
23 Nov 2017 06:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Another "educated guess" on python FWIW. The vibration was actually very minor. A standard fix was available, which is being implemented. But the interesting fact is that the "stated requirement" for the CCM was already met in the form of R73, and python was 'ghee on roti'. Gun a...
by Dileep
20 Nov 2017 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It is too early to call on AamKa. Right now, the airframe/engine TD is sanctioned. It should be obvious that the current generation avionics (well proven) will be used for the TD, and the next generation will be developed meanwhile. I don't think there can be a "deal" for support of AamKa ...
by Dileep
20 Nov 2017 09:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I will reiterate my call here. "IAF will buy as many Tejas as HAL can build over a big number of marks, blocks, upgrades and whatnot. The basic airframe/engine combination will not change".
by Dileep
20 Nov 2017 08:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Suvarna Raju Speaketh Asked about questions being raised on the endurance, weaponisation and other key parameters of Tejas, Raju suggested that any comparison between Tejas and Gripen (Sweden) or F-16 (US) was unfair as Tejas was manufactured following a defined role and specific requirements of th...
by Dileep
20 Nov 2017 06:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

DRDO/HAL needs to grow some b4lls and fight back with facts and figures. Trust me when I say that they are sitting with a smug smile on their face. There are reasons. The primary one being it makes "business sense" for HAL and ADA (DRDO as an organization don't have much stake in the prog...
by Dileep
19 Nov 2017 10:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^This gives corroboration to the notion that ADA and HAL are sitting with a smug smile about the IAF article dissing Tejas. HAL should be happy that their "line is loaded" to the full. ADA should be happy that they successfully delivered a great product, whatever the news report says. The...
by Dileep
19 Nov 2017 07:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Answering late: 1. Cobham radome performed exceptionally well, but there is no ToT planned AFAIK. No idea on what NAL is doing. Since I am pretty sure that no phoenix feather is embedded in the cobham radome, it should be possible to easily reach 90% performance in a couple of iterations. What I hea...
by Dileep
15 Nov 2017 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296792

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

^^Same-Same onlee.. Right now, the only thing certain is "planes will keep being built and inducted. The 'daggers' will keep slogging them". I wouldn't even hazard a guess on FOC.
by Dileep
15 Nov 2017 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296792

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Next year is there every year :)
by Dileep
15 Nov 2017 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296792

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The "love" for AM Matheswaran for ADA and LCA (and vice versa) is legendary. The root cause apparently is that his ideas were not accepted in the LCA. There are a number of retired see-near aircraft folk who got hired by the pvt sector, and got kicked out because of 'not getting anything d...
by Dileep
14 Nov 2017 18:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463334

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

MK2 is dead. Long live MK2 (aka MK1A or whatever plane that has essentially the same airframe and engine as now). Planes will get built and stuff will get phased in as they mature, and get retro-fitted into existing airframes. Orders will happen as the existing orders gets executed. Meen-avial.. som...

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