Rahul M wrote:
Still, the point is Hansa-4 has got a engine comparable in power to HPT-32 without any known problems, HPT-32 airframes can be used with them
it's not plug and play you know. in fact 'we' don't even know if the problem is with the engine or the aircraft's fuel system itself.
between the engine and the fuel system, since the engine has been procured and potentially in use with other countries, its the fuel system that would be suspect or quality control issues if the engine is manufactured locally
fuel cutoff didn't happen when the HPT was doing any maneuvers, but during normal flight and why would it crash instead of gliding or crash landing?
with all the experience in LCA development, how hard is it to lick the fuel system problem?
Jagan wrote:Is the Hansa spinnable? (I dont know the answer)
The IAF has its own ASRs about rate of spin, recovery characteristics , glide ratio, hard field landing etc - the HPT was built to those specs. Not sure if the Hansa can meet all the specs. either way, it will take a long time to test it and then induct it.
all those stunt planes are in the size of HPT or Hansa and they don't use special alloys for airframes, their engine power though is way high
anyways, we are past the point of evaluating other options, if IAF blames MoD for delays, IAF or HAL failed to give MoD options other than an
overseas tender when the problem was discovered
IAF buys trainers overseas while China manufactures commercial jets, if Barbora is commenting on this aspect, why doesn't IAF plan ahead and as end users affect the research, design & manufacturing phases?