Quite a valuable piece! The sparkling little car was known for its incredibly loud exhaust note, high rpm and hard running performance. An industry grew up supplying new bodies and chassis to take the components from these cars and convert them into new vehicles, particularly into sports cars. B was allocated to the project. Don't try to mount a giant coil antenna on a typical brass stud mount, you will lose it!
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Drag racing was a family affair for the Wittbrodts, of Detroit. It was very cool for a young kid like me. The Eclipse Pioneer autopilot system provided a constant Mach number by automatic control of the elevators. The fin cap was fabricated of laminated fiberglass. The JP-4 fuel was stored in four main tanks, termed forward, aft, reservoir, and balance units. The heading subsystem including the astrotracker and the remote compass transmitter which determined the true heading of the aircraft.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, - It was supported underneath the upper pod by one forward and one aft releaser. There was no seat or exhaust. Unfortunately, none of them actually got any farther than the initial concept stage. The Convair B "Hustler".
The MX was a two-seat delta-winged aircraft consisting of two main components--a lower droppable bomb-pod and an upper main return component. Since a Mach 4 performance was anticipated, a stainless steel, pyro-ceramic and titanium structure was to be used to withstand the heat that was generated by flight at Mach 4. Rupp's minibike offering in was the Dart Ridge Runner, classified as a trail scooter. Do they have huge gain over a fiberglass or other mobile antenna? General Power asked his staff to start planning for the aircraft, along with a fleet of KC tankers, to be located at this base. The engines were now mounted inside four individual under-wing pylons, and all fuel was contained internally and in the podded lower component.