Sunday, July 08, 2012

LCA Navy Flies, Landing Gear Up

ARCHIVAL PHOTO FROM FIRST FLIGHT / APRIL 27 / ©ADA
India's LCA Navy prototype has flown three more times since its first flight on April 27, the last one with its landing gear retracted for the full duration of flight.

The LCA's landing gear, as is well known, has been a problem that has delayed the debut flight, with scientists continuing to work on it. The ADA has in fact set up a specific technological committee to sort out issues with the landing gear.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

the naval tejas flight was restricted of maximum 22 minutes during the first stage, has it been increased in recently conducted stages?

Rahul said...

Saw link somewhere else, came here excited to see photos, m disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Very misleading title!!!

Anish Jose said...

good news....

Elango said...

Its gd moment.keep it up.we need indigenous efforts to protect our interests in future conflicts

Anonymous said...

shiv please post videos of nlca or recent hot weather tests of lsps that would be great

Anonymous said...

shiv thirst of lca tejas videos please post any new

Mr. Ra said...

If the weight due to extra strong landing gear can not be reduced, then it should be allowed to land on a springing board. Lol...

Anonymous said...

Good! The ADA needs to keep at it till they achieve the desired results. We are learning, and getting there. Don't stop!

All the best!

Anonymous said...

Its an naval version in development tested onto a purpose built runway of a carrier's similarity then why the landing Tejas wid parachute why not they tested wid tail hook. I think they must make the onground arrangements of an arrestor hook rather.
What u say friends..............??