JTull wrote:I'm beginning to wonder if IJT problems have not been solved for so long due this lack of vertical wind tunnel in India?
This is precisely what I am getting at. I know for a fact that LCA models were spin tested in France. If some senior management at ADA claimed that it is too costly or too difficult to set up one in India, who would be able to call them out? They are the experts no? Then every year a couple of guys could to a phoren junket to France or USA for vertical wind tunnel tests and bring back data and gifts for their families. What's the fun if one is set up across the road at HAL or ADA?
Pre 1930s tech can get you a vertical wind tunnel.