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by member_22605
24 May 2014 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 710626

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Actually I don't mind being underestimated because we are transparent. Nazi Germany and Tojo Japan also underestimated us to their demise. The Nazis actually badly underestimated the Russians and we all know who liberated Europe. :D Anyway, i find this "they are at least 5-10 years behind"...
by member_22605
12 May 2014 14:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 710626

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

The Russians may have charged us more but if I ask for something that they have, they will offer it at whatever cost but the Americans on the other hand will give you something inferior and try to convince you that it is the best for your needs or they would simply not respond. I prefer getting thin...
by member_22605
12 May 2014 08:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 710626

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Vis S sir, the US is still a very very reluctant and unreliable supplier and this i know from experience. They don't sell what you want but push down your throat what you already have. Coming to the avionics, i always felt between avionics and the platform's dynamics, the dynamics always comes first...
by member_22605
25 Mar 2014 12:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 893446

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Viv S wrote:
Our funds are not limitless. Every dollar spent on a MiG-35 is a dollar 61 rupees less for the Tejas.


:P
by member_22605
18 Mar 2014 21:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161543

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

TSJones wrote:^^^^^He's not laughing?

Oh yes he was, laughing at Obama's helplessness and stupidity
by member_22605
05 Mar 2014 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161543

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I completely agree TSJ sir, Russians are evil and they need to be taught a lesson. USA missed a chance to bring democracy to Syria thanks to that thug (Putin) but Ukraine should not be allowed to go down the same path. The problem here is the "napunsak" president as he is the one who is bl...
by member_22605
06 Feb 2014 07:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 165363

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The PAK-FA is not perfect, but there is a lot of activity going on in Russia(and India) to improve upon the things that you stated eg: RCS, IR signature etc and this is where we have an opportunity to learn. If we are able to understand from the problems the Russians are facing and also from the sol...
by member_22605
01 Feb 2014 07:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 211297

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

If its a saturn 117 and also if the aircraft's weight increase is within 500kgs without significant change in aerodynamic profile, then we would have a manned rocket :P
by member_22605
11 Oct 2013 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 203470

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

The most important things for a heli, the rotors and the transmission system are indigenous and no heli maker in the world would part with these two technologies. Today we are capable of making helicopters from 4 to 10 tons with indigenously without foreign help. Engines have always been our problem...
by member_22605
11 Oct 2013 11:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 203470

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

What on earth made you conclude that the ALH is not HAL's design? Please elaborate, I am very keen to know what facts made you state this. Thanks in advance
Chris!
by member_22605
22 Sep 2013 13:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 211279

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

There was never a HAL vs reliance, its just that the French want to escape meaningful tot citing lame reasons and reliance being true to their tradition only are interested in hard cash and nothing else. HAL has its shortcomings but commitment to self reliance isn't definitely one if them
Cheers!
by member_22605
20 Jul 2013 10:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 219160

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Tip shape for better speed and lower noise is a very helicopter specific area Saik sahaab IMHO. But even there its kind of very minor but significant enough to be worth the effort.
Cheers!
by member_22605
17 Jul 2013 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 769892

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Singha sir, Actually the gear box is different in LUH as there is no IDS. The Engine is slightly different from the one used in ALH/LCH. The cockpit is also very different or at least envisaged to be as the aim is to have fully indigenous systems onboard. But having said all this, the ALH gear box i...
by member_22605
06 Apr 2013 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272309

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Dassault's problem with HAL is probably that the rafale tech can possibly be used for other HAL manufacturing programs. Reliance on the other hand wouldn't mind just assembling CKDs if they are able to make a profit and wouldn't care a damn about the tech and moreover reliance can at most setup an a...
by member_22605
05 Apr 2013 05:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 769892

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

LCH speed limitation is primarily due to drag and also the basic rotor design does not provide for a greater speed than what can be achieved now. I always thought co-axial rotors are perhaps more agile. Specially if you've flown the RC helis, the blade series micro co-axials are unbelievably agile. :P
by member_22605
17 Mar 2013 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5243
Views: 1099732

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The last time we heard from our chairman, he was very serious. Don't think he would change his mind.
by member_22605
17 Mar 2013 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5243
Views: 1099732

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

HAL's 20kN engine endeavor is fully an in-house project from what i know and does not so far have any GTRE input.
by member_22605
17 Mar 2013 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5243
Views: 1099732

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Actually the helicopter's rotors have very little to do with the turboshaft engine, unlike in the case of a turboprop. Turboshaft engines need to drive the transmission system which intun drives the rotors. The gear box here being a separate unit while this is not the case in turboprops. And turbosh...
by member_22605
18 Feb 2013 16:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 256097

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

oops sorry, couldn't get that. the ambiguity fooled me :P
by member_22605
18 Feb 2013 16:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 256097

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Tarmak has put up a picture of what might actually be the Nirbhay
by member_22605
12 Feb 2013 16:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 505813

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Let me see if i can do a karthik here(i'll give it a try) On friday i visited the ADA stall. There was a youngish guy standing there by the model,I was clicking pictures and was discussing with my mates regarding the S duct and blocker and its differences etc he asked me if there was anything that i...
by member_22605
09 Feb 2013 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 769892

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Ammunition for the turret gun(about 300 rounds if i remember right). LCH will have them all inside the fuselage probably where the telemetry equipment lay now. There are no telemetry systems on the production units hakeem ji. By FCD i meant Flare and chaff dispensers but then i realized they are to ...
by member_22605
09 Feb 2013 01:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 769892

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

indranilroy wrote:I am pretty sure it is re-configurable.

Here's one config displayed (via Livefist)
Image

FCD ammo
by member_22605
07 Feb 2013 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 769892

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Today there was a function held to commemorate the 50 year partnership between the french and indian helicopter industries. During the event our MD(Shri Soundararajan) said that that Eurocopter was the big brother and has extended a helping hand to HAL when in need and he said he hoped the big broth...
by member_22605
28 Jan 2013 09:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 769892

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

@rajanb sir, BAF does not mean that the fuselage is broken. Infact a separate airframe(fuselage) is made for this test exclusively. The test is to prove the design limits of the structure and it is almost entirely a static test with little to no fatigue testing involved. The whole fuselage is instru...
by member_22605
27 Jan 2013 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 893446

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Was speaking to one of my relatives who works with MRF and he told me that they've started making tires for MKI and he expects the FGFA tyre contract as well. He says from the tech standpoint there isn't much complexity involved. Great news i felt!
Cheers!
by member_22605
27 Jan 2013 14:22
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 39617

Re: Aero India 2013

any plans for an AI BR meet?
by member_22605
21 Jan 2013 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272309

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^ Then the IAF should tell the civilian govt to fly the 1.5xSH instead. Anyway in India it is services that decide and the govt unlike in the US does not select the military hardware.
by member_22605
19 Jan 2013 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 219160

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I didn't mean FBL is unreliable, its just that its not is wide use therefore raising apprehensions, otherwise it saves a lot of weight and offers tremendous data rates but lets just say its still evolving ;)
by member_22605
19 Jan 2013 00:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 219160

Re: LCA News and Discussions

FBW to FBL isn't a very big deal technologically, infact FBL was even tested for ALH, the problem is mainly of reliability and the associated certification issues. From what i've heard from the ADA guys, Mk2 is envisaged to be a Mk1 with a new engine and a few minor improvements(CLAWs, FADEC, associ...
by member_22605
19 Oct 2012 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 710626

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

From what i've seen and heard it has always been 144 single seaters(PAK-FA MKI) PLUS 48 twin seaters (PAK-FA UB MKI). The 144 might be the number of single seaters only and not the total number and i expect eventually the number will be close to 250 like the Su-30MKI
by member_22605
19 Oct 2012 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 219160

Re: LCA News and Discussions

[/quote] Yet neither the Mig-29 nor the LCA mk2 will find it easy to beat an MKI in a dogfight.[/quote] Not sure about the MkII sir, but i seriously doubt it will be as tough for the MiG-29 to take it against the MKI, in fact if its an RD-33OVT equipped MiG then you can kiss your MKI goodbye as soon...
by member_22605
18 Oct 2012 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 219160

Re: LCA News and Discussions

ADA does not feel MkII needs much flight testing. Some ADA guys that i spoke to have said, MkII is more like a MkI with a new engine and that the flight test would be minimal as most of the systems/sub systems have already been proved on the MKI. I personally believe it will be more like the ALH MkI...
by member_22605
14 Oct 2012 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 710626

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

@Saik garu, P&W/F-35B was not the first, you probably forgot this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-141
by member_22605
05 Oct 2012 10:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2649
Views: 151001

Re: Physics Thread.

^ May god bless him and may we have more such people!
by member_22605
01 Oct 2012 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 219160

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^ Advertisement and support from the local customer
by member_22605
27 Sep 2012 12:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 255713

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

1. Strengthened undercarriage required. 2. Automatic folding rotor blades required 3. Greater endurance The rotor is hinge less hence is not amenable for folding per Chetak saab, an option may be using a hinged rotor only for naval version The endurance in ASW role is very limited, and they also wa...
by member_22605
14 Sep 2012 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272309

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Better performance is not always about thrust, the gripen uses the same F414 but still manages to supercruise. Its the aerodynamics of the airframe that counts. Putting a bathtub on a rocket(f-35) apparently hasn't worked out, the USAF still might not complain but sorry, we have other priorities and...
by member_22605
14 Sep 2012 09:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272309

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

For example if 2 students give an exam and both fail, the minimum marks being 35. One of the guys scores 34 and the other scores 15 and if you were to definitely pic one of them, whom would you pic? The IAF was faced with a similar situation and they did what any sensible person would've done. The ...
by member_22605
14 Sep 2012 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272309

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^ That's because the teens performed miserably in the evaluations. For example if 2 students give an exam and both fail, the minimum marks being 35. One of the guys scores 34 and the other scores 15 and if you were to definitely pic one of them, whom would you pic? The IAF was faced with a similar s...

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