Old 26th Dec 2018, 18:18
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SplineDrive
 
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Originally Posted by Back door View Post
Look at the tailwheel housing (dorsal fin??)and the rear pusher prop proximity to the ground, wow. With my untrained eye any nose high attitude on touchdown (running landing, off level landing) and there's gonna be a nasty surprise for the crew up front. But damn, what a sexy looking beast !
Lockheed provided a better view of the back in the press kit, too...



The landing gear look real enough to me, but they clearly don't have the complex articulation of a AW609 or S-97... having a wide fuselage makes the gear simpler.

There isn't a need for significant cyclic flare, nose up landings in an X-2 type aircraft. Pilots can command a level body descent and deceleration using reverse thrust on the prop... and what a prop on the rear of this thing!
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