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by Drevin
05 Nov 2009 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 384
Views: 230533

Re: Attention non-members and lurkers !

have sent u mail. plz confirm if u have received my email.
by Drevin
05 Nov 2009 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 384
Views: 230533

Re: Attention non-members and lurkers !

Need to send an email to a forum moderator. Can anyone of the mods gimme an email-id for the same :?:
by Drevin
05 Nov 2009 09:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

MTA related news, slight mention of brahmos-2 hypersonic The continuation of the India Russia Joint Venture BrahMos is also likely to be discussed, in the context of on-going discussion for the development of the next generation hypersonic Cruise Missiles – BrahMos-2 and the on-going proposal to co...
by Drevin
04 Nov 2009 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

@AdityaG its controlled by an operator. so if the target doesn't materialize .... say a wanted criminal ..... then the human controller must guide the harop to a rendezvous point where it is either picked up or harmlessly destroyed. u know what i guessed all of that :D So half of it maybe &%^*(@!
by Drevin
04 Nov 2009 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Gagan my guess would be that Harop is not a true UCAV and has more in common with loitering munition technology . It may not have a classy or intimidating name, but I’m sure that robots speak of the HAROP loitering munition with great respect – or perhaps fear - when they… get together for, um, poke...
by Drevin
04 Nov 2009 13:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Don't mean to interrupt but this news maynot have been posted here. india buys harop ucav Usually launched from ground- or sea-based canisters, the “Harop” can be also be adapted for air-launch. The Harop is a vehicle launched, UAV controlled by a remote operator and capable of flying more than 1,00...
by Drevin
01 Sep 2009 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Does anyone drive a car with twin exhausts :?: Is it just cosmetic or does it really improve torque and/or hp :?: This thread turning out better than the joke thread. VikB this thread is different. Its like window shopping ..... u get to buy all the cars and features u want in ur mind without sheddi...
by Drevin
01 Sep 2009 09:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

So I went to Acura dealer, who had bunch of SDRE in his shop, and who spotted my pocket and gave me a very good deal on Acura TL out of the door fully loaded, with GPS,moon roof, premium audio package out of the door $29,800 mags also say acuras are great value-4-money compared to lexus. i bet u sa...
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 730477

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^
It even says they DO NOT have bullet proof jackets. I can spot 2 BPJs in the first pic.


Are u sure those are bpj's. not too clear to make out depth of jackets.
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 498674

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

heh get the idea. I was beginning to think IA was waiting to see what guns are in the neighbourhood before they buy. But as u point out its sheer lack of will. :(
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 12:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 582298

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

srai wrote:IAF's MRCA will only begin to be inducted at the earliest 2012-14 time frame. So Meteors integration in 2015 is not a big deal IMO.


True, but there are 6 planes in the competition. Three of them won't be using meteor(F16, F18 and Mig35). So we will be disadvantaged when making a final decision.
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 11:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Naw its not really a serious issue. Its an endless discussion ....... auto vs manual ....... ppl who risked a bit and tried out an automatic will have a different experience. Those who stayed back with manual and went for high performance engines will have a thoroughly different experience. Ultimate...
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 11:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

:mrgreen: We are getting carried away here. (pointing at negi dude....hehe)
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Big B used to come for so many Parker Pen ads if my memory serves me right. I used to find it a bit funny.
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 10:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Nah I never meant that the sporttronic replaces the manual txmission. I only said, does it offer enough to be considered a decent " third option " for people who are confused and dont want to commit to either. (me not in this category :wink: ) My personal experience is very much in favor o...
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 10:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Description: The multi-purpose transport aircraft (MTA), formerly referred to as MTS or MTC in Cyrillic, is being developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex for the freight market. The aircraft will be powered by two high-by-pass ratio 23,000-pound class turbofan engines on underwing pylons from Russia...
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Poll: Pokhran II not fully successful - The way ahead
Replies: 51
Views: 6504

Re: Poll: Pokhran II not fully successful - The way ahead

Don’t test immediately, the waters have been tested internationally.


We have to ensure the security/safety of our future generations but not at the cost of our present lives. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Gagan timely poll. :P Because it lays many ghosts to rest. :)
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 10:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 154662

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

MMS looks pretty strong now. So he may sign the ctbt. Will be a death blow to congress for god knows how many decades. Not a single indian will vote for congress for many years to come. He is a very intelligent man. I doubt they will even look at ctbt.
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

vina saar, Nowadays, all this automatics are for wimps onlee and REAL men drive manual onlee is similar to the debate about the space shuttle where even though the space shuttle was designed to and is perfectly capable of landing automatically, the astronauts demanded that they be allowed to do som...
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

:arrow: Only way to reduce fatigue on long journeys is to fly. Nah...best way to reduce fatigue on long journeys is to travel in AC sleeper class on Indian Railways - unless you are flying business/1st class nothing comes close to that! 8) According to me the two are mutually exclusive. Each has it...
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 09:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I am keeping my fingers crossed about the MTA JV. For all the hard work put in my MOD regarding the paper work, things are moving at snail's pace. Praying that the JV moves towards manufacturing/assembly phase quickly. :|
by Drevin
31 Aug 2009 08:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 314154

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

From BR's link regarding chandrayaan-2.

When asked about the responsibility of abrupt end, Nair quipped, “only I am responsible”.


very nice of him to say that. :twisted: I believe we have the right man for Chandrayaan-2.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 17:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

You are right. there r very few. Many manufacturers haven't even bothered to try. The two benefits from a cvt are smoother transit between gear ratios and improved mileage. I doubt there will be further research in this area. Manufacturers abroad have moved away to electric and gas-electric power tr...
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 15:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Above all lose ~5-10 lbs from the so called ideal weight. Dont know how this works but sugar levels also drop with the weight. The problem is to maintain the loss. Yes this worx. By supressing ur tendency to put on weight u actually become more active and sleep better. It is important to prolly eat...
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1951
Views: 222406

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Yes, its happening. Better late than never ...... They have to jump continents.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Discussion on Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah
Replies: 404
Views: 28833

Re: Discussion on Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah

Does Jaswant mention SVP or RSS in a derogatory manner anywhere in the book? That would clear the air regarding his being guilty/not-guilty.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

somebody has a nice job. :wink: lucky u.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 154662

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Under the 1-2-3 agreement India would get fuel for power generation. This would in turn allow the economy to grow faster. Hence resulting in more growth, better economy, more earnings etc..... In return India would allow inspections/international safe guards on 14 of the 22 reactors. A great bargain...
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Atleast u were interested to check it out. :) Sounds very cool .... maynot be very cool from what u are sayin.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 910042

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Anyone have updates or pictures on the ski-jump ramp being setup in Goa for Mig29K training purpose:?: Seems to be a natural progression after the Mig29K's arrive.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

has anyone driven a car with "adaptive cruise control". Does it reduce bodyache, fatigue on long jouney's. :?:
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 14:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Corolla don't use CVT txmission. Toyota auto's still use the regular automatics.

i have no idea about the other one.
by Drevin
30 Aug 2009 13:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

For those of you already hooked onto CVT technology ...... there is an often publicized information that aint correct. We all know CVT's use a belt. In Honda's the CVT belt is made from rubber. This limits using a CVT on a more powerful car. say a 2.0 litre corolla. However belts can be made from st...
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375374

Re: Indian Railways Thread

maybe i dont know :) But this is new ..... 12 new trains non-stop. 4 for west bengal. faster than shatabdi (because of the non-stop .... ie no one can board in between) ....but same speed as shatabdi ..... 140-150kmph types. This is part of the new budget ..... none of the 12 trains are for karnataka.
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1102217

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The problem maynot be with DCN. :P The problem is in the clauses ..... apparently there were clauses which allow price escalation by the vendor in case of delays on the indian side. MDL probably didnt expect to take so long to make the hulls.
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 20:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 314154

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

Chandrayaan-2 design must be going on now as we speak :?: Any news snipets :?:

i believe they got about 95% of scientific/mission data back from chandrayyan-1. :) Sounds pretty good. all smiles everywhere.
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413910

Re: Indian Autos Thread

automatics rock. worth every penny. ownership experience levels are on a different plane. levels of fatigue are remarkably reduced.(its amazin). mileage however maybe a minor downside. but guys who think of automatics dont think about mileage :mrgreen: automatics need to be reliable ..... japanese.....
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 20:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 314154

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

isro chief tells ndtv that hopes of reestablishing contact still exist with chandrayaan-1. also reports say that they know the "symptoms" not the "actual problem".
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375374

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Anyone heard about the new Duronto (high speed non-stop) trains announced by Mamata Banerjee during the budget. Looks like it will be a hit. None of them for karnataka :(
by Drevin
29 Aug 2009 18:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 314154

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

Future is bright. Next step is ISRO learning to:- 1. build satellite with longer duration orbit. 2. launch rover onto lunar surface and all the complex engg. reqd for launching. 3. master continous communication channel with russian rover from orbit. kshanashaha kanashaschiva vidyam arthancha sadaye...

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