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7 Comments on "Full Details Of LCA Navy 1st Ski-Jump Flight"

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1 year 11 months ago
NSR says — India must produce a lot of them and also station them in many Naval Bases / Stations armed with latest anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles / torpedoes … A ship can't travel fast but Navy Tejas I can be there in minutes… It will act as a great deterrent to Pakistan and China trying to intrude into Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea… Whenever needed, they can be available to land and conduct sorties from there… These fighters only costs $30 millions per plane so India must hurry and build many for Navy and Air Force… Air Force… Read more »
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1 year 11 months ago

Good show Naval LCA team!
Did it do an arrested landing too??

Balaji
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1 year 11 months ago

As part of Carrier Compatibility Tests (CCT), first step was to do the ski jump launch. Arrested recovery tests will be carried out later.

The greatest challenge was the control law design to handle the ski jump launch in a 'hands free' mode of an 'unstable' delta wing aircraft

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1 year 11 months ago
I feel it is adamant on part of LCA desiegn team and ignore to modify the air intakes as that is and would hamper the thrust of LCA.if they don't change then LCA would be like a asthmatic long distance runner who would not finish his race. They should put front canards as that would improve the performance of LCA considerably. They have to develop a fully computerized assembly line where the plane can be quickly built and as the structure is completed be transferred to adjoining shades by tractors where the avionics and final build up must take place.… Read more »
Balaji
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1 year 11 months ago

Air intake in the second Naval prototype has been modified. It has a number of auxiliary air intake doors that gives a thrust boost for carrier takeoff. Air intake of LCANavyMk2 is completely being redone.

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1 year 11 months ago
Impressive. I am always a fan of the Tejas. The 2 seat version looks more "right" than the single seat. The US F/A18E/F 2 seat also has better transonic aerodynamics than the single seat due to better area ruling. I wonder if it is the same for Tejas. I always believe that India should put all its money into indigeneous programs, Tejas being one, and drop the Rafale. Although a capable aircraft, it is too late, sitting on the fence of technology change.A future full composite Tejas with thrust vectoring to eliminate the tail will be very stealthy. One could… Read more »
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1 year 10 months ago

Indian navy is very pragmatic and have taken the responsibility of developing the Naval LCA and even sponsored the development from its own funds. If the air intakes are modified my hats off to you commander Balaji.You would succeed and if the project succeeds try developing Delta winged YF23 which would be easy to develop with internal weapons bay and would be the main strike platform for navy. My best wishes for the same. YF 23 in my opinion is perhaps the best plane ever designed and we were upset when it was not selected.

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