The IJT has already been examined to its full envelope when it comes to velocity, altitude and cargo issue (g envelope) and has additionally been built-in with drop tanks in addition to bombs, based on HAL
The indigenous Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to switch the ageing Kiran plane fleet of the Indian Air Force has commenced spin flight testing right here.
The flight was piloted by HAL’s check pilots Gp. Capt HV Thakur (Retd) and Wg. Cdr P. Avasti (Retd), the Bengaluru-headquartered HAL mentioned in a press release on Monday.
“The spin testing of an plane is an important section of its flight testing. Accordingly, the testing can be progressed to evaluate the conduct of the plane till six flip spins to both aspect to fulfill the focused requirement, the PSU Defense main mentioned.
The IJT has already been examined to its full envelope when it comes to velocity, altitude and cargo issue (g envelope) and has additionally been built-in with drop tanks in addition to bombs, based on HAL.
For spin check, HAL redesigned the plane by transferring the vertical tail aft and lengthening the rudder floor.
These modifications for guaranteeing a passable spin conduct required in depth redesign of the rear fuselage and the rudder, the corporate mentioned.
The modifications have been involving in two plane with the involvement and clearance from certification companies at each stage.
Post modification, the 2 plane underwent important flight checks to evaluate the final dealing with with the brand new configuration of fin and rudder, it was acknowledged.
These plane have now been built-in with the mandatory security units (Anti-Spin Parachute Systems).
During the primary flight, initially the plane was taken by way of a flip spin to the left hand and proper hand sides to check the spin traits, the assertion added.