putnanja wrote:LCA Flight test update:
LCA-Tejas has completed 2389 Test Flights Successfully. (06-Nov-2013).
LCA-Tejas has completed 2395 Test Flights Successfully. (11-Nov-2013).
If we notice the previous posts on the Flight updates, I noticed that LSP-8 was really being pushed wrt number of flights compared with others. And, therefore, would be a template, for the SPs under manufacture/assembly.
The tech evolutionary process is going to be a continuous one. But a few questions do remain, which I hope would elicit a response from the gyanis here:
a) Whatever happened to LSP 6? And the spin recovery tests? Are they going wait till LSP8 is in its final IOC2 config, uprate LSP6 to that level, and then do the tests?
b) On the lightning test front, I am fairly confident that the various components would be getting tested before being fitted into an a/c. What would remain is the test of the full a/c. Seeing what the weather has been here in BLR, over the last 8 months, and the seeming care to ensure that no mishaps occur during flight tests, that would seem logical. Also the structure of the composite parts would be engineered with the necessary flow of static discharge?
c) Rolling out 4 SPs is fine, but are anyone of them trainers?
d) On the armament detachment front I am sure HAL has a lot of experience in mating different systems to previous a/c so this should not be a problem.
e) Any news about the AoA?
Would appreciate the gyanis comments.
Points to mull over.