rakall wrote:Leo.Davidson wrote:The Rustom design is a slim/slender 'cranked arrow' delta wing and the load bearing position of the wings are to the aft of the fuselage. This design with canards may be an elegant design.
But loading the wing (payload) will make the Tail HEAVY.
What you refer to is Rustom-1. It is more of a TD & gap-filler..
The longer endurance version Rustom-2/Rustom-II/Rustom-H is completely different.. Check archives for pics from AI09.
The people in the Naamkaran dept are useless. Rustom-1 and 2 are two completely different UAV's. Even the Israeli's from whom most of the designs are based, have different names. So, the Rustom-1 is like the Harop and the Rustom-2 is like the Heron.
My initial grip was based on the assumption that DRDO was going to attach a weapon payload to Rustom-1. This is a no go, even the Israeli's know it, instead making itself the payload.
On the other hand, we should weaponize the Rustom-2.