Jun 20 2014

Mk1 Lawn Dart – Entry #2

The Aerospace Group was able to put together a new Lawn Dart for a second test flight, this time the goal was to achieve flight from a horizontal take off using the runway. There was some debate about the aerodynamic efficiency in using trusses for the main gear, and at one point the team planned to have them jettison shortly after take off and just use the recovery chutes to land. Ultimately it was determined the drag would be negligible for this test flight and the final prototype was handed over to their second test pilot, Flight Officer Jermal Kerman, to attempt flight and recovery – via the landing gear if possible.

tweet1.pngtweet2.png tweet3.png tweet4.pngFlight Officer Jermal is ready to get into the cockpit. Just waiting on the ground crew with the ladder tweet5.png tweet6.png tweet7.png tweet8.png tweet9.png once again another failed flight attempt, but this time at least both pilot/craft survived without injury/damage tweet10.png tweet11.png tweet12.png

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