Tag Archives: Lynx

Helo Speed Records

This is becoming an aerospace video blog. 🙂 The eighties [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba-dln366-E&feature=player_embedded] Versus the teens [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK7ktLXhq88&feature=player_embedded] Westland Lynx only reached 90 m/s while X2 is doing 130 m/s. The ability to let the rotor spin slowly since only the advancing blade … Continue reading

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Airline vs Spaceline Safety

62 mile club has a writeup of a beta “customer qualification program” for XCOR’s Lynx suborbital craft. This highlights the differences and current state of play. Rocketships will not be as safe as airliners in the near future, and they … Continue reading

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BEGIN EDIT Oh well, there actually is more info about the vehicle outside XCOR’s press release (why didn’t they put that there?). Here, at Clark Lindsey’s Hobbyspace. Seems my speculations were a bit off-base, the dry mass was fine but … Continue reading

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