It had the potential to be successful if the owner had let them finish the engine development properly instead of pulling from the test program to race it.I like the Pond Racer. Was it a successful design? If so, how come only one was built? I wonder how it would perform with a pair of angry turboprops...
Wow. I was probably trying to make some kind of profound statement, but I can't for the life of me remember what it could have been :gig:. It was a good movie; most of Tom Cruise's movies are good IMO.I didn't know they played football at Yankee Stadium.
The movie is Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. Actually darned good sci-fi flick.
Hi Matthew,JLT, thanks so much for sharing the details of these very interesting designs. Am I correct in understanding that the control stick is connected only to the two wing halves to change their incidence simultaneously for pitch and differentially for roll? And the horizontal tail is used only as a trimming surfaces? Cheers, matthew
SPRATT-wings =differential halve wings controll...Hi Matthew,
Just a small correction: the wing is built in two parts for facilitate construction and transport, but when Aster X is ready to flight the two halves wings ares looked and change their incidence simultaneously for pitch for roll we use classics ailerons.
We had long discussions, when defining the prototype, on this point. Rudy Nickel thought there was a risk of an uncontrollable spin with the formula of two independent half-wings.