Don't laugh, don't cry, don't even curse, but.....
- May 31, 2007
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I had this digitised in 2K-ish quality last summer as several heatwaves had caused the film to start smelling of vinegar I've stored it in a cooler place now but the damage is done, sadly. Luckily the digitisation was pretty much in time, with minimal deterioration of the film being visible.
Maybe i'm missing something...but how was the XF-103 supposed to takeoff with the landing gear that far back?
it looks like there's no room to rotate and at any rate the landing gear is way aft of the cg, requiring a lot of download. Was its stance on the landing gear nose high, such that the wing had some angle of incidence even without rotating the body?
Lead engineer: "We've got another 75 pound drop in take-off thrust. But I think Wright's shading the truth. It will probably be worse than that."
Weights and Balance engineer:" Not to mention another 53 pounds take-off weight increase this week."
Kartvelli:"What does that do to our take-off run?"
Lead Engineer: "We can manage that with more Jatos -- now that we're going to jettison the package and stuff after use."
Weights & Balance:" We've just got to lose 300 pounds. It has to be done!"
Structures Engineer:" Can't be done. There isn't 300 pounds to lose in the entire 60,000 pound aircraft."
Kartvelli: "What's the projected landing run?"
Aero: "10,500 feet -- but we've got four miles of paved runway at Edwards."
Kartvelli: "What's the landing run without the drag chute?"
Aero: "Ten miles --maybe twenty if you want to use the tires and brakes again."
Kartvelli: "What does the drag chute weigh?"
Kartvelli: "How miles of salt flats beyond the runway."
Flight Test:" Almost 40 miles."
Kartvelli: "Take out the drag chute!"
From your own post in the NAA MX-1554 you mentioned: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/north-american-mx-1554-project-f-102-rival.925/#post-236465Hi,
I want to know the competitors from Lockheed and Convair ?.
That's for F-102 competition as I think ?.From your own post in the NAA MX-1554 you mentioned: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/north-american-mx-1554-project-f-102-rival.925/#post-236465
Republic : AP-54,AP-55 & AP-57
NAA : D160-1,D160-2,D-160-3 & D160-4
Vought : V-371
Convair : MX1554 (F-102) Model-8-80
Lockheed : L-205
Douglas : Model-1245