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A description of Rukma Vimana Rukma meaning gold, the vimana has been so named because of its appearance of golden colour. Impregnating gold colour on Raja-loha precedes fabrication of structural part of vimana. Yantra-Bindu and Varna Sarvaswa explain the colouring and plating process. Peetha is stated to be tortoise shaped of length 1000 ft. The other parts are Ayaschakra pinda and Batimikaa sthambha., utilization of electrical energy to operate Electro-Mechanical arrangement to enable vimana to lift off and accelerate is clearly mentioned. A speed of 105 kroshas or 250 Mph. per ghatika is stated. Directional control as suggested by Lallacharya is through conventional rudder system provided at the base and articulated through crescent shaped plate by means of push pull rods.