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Old May 31, 2014, 10:11 AM
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have you considered having two halves open on hinges with the gear down?
The Bell X-2 used an ejecting nose gear hatch, in an attempt to be true to scale Iím doing the same thing.

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Old May 31, 2014, 10:12 AM
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Hereís a short clip of the nose gear hatch test with magnetic retention.
These tests were performed with the X-2 inverted.
The first test was done at 100 psi. The second one was done at 75 psi.
80 to 110 psi. is the normal range for this system.
This is much better than the friction fit I used last year.

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X 2 Hatch test 2014 (1 min 18 sec)
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 01:47 PM
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I'd say that system is a "go!"
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 05:29 PM
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The X-2 was on display at Warbirds Over Texas and it drew a lot of interest.
I also put up another flight on the ME-163
From the photos you can see that all of the burn damage has been repaired.
Jim Harris of Gorilla Rocket Motors is sending me a K-470 without the tracking grain.
This combined with the hardened skids, improved nose gear and hatch should address some of the minor issues I had last year.
I hope the weather at Black Rock is better this time.

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