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XCOR EZ-Rocket

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Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The XCOR EZ-Rocket is a test platform for the XCOR rocket propulsion system. The plane is a modified Rutan Long-EZ, with the propeller replaced by first one, then a pair of pressure-fed regeneratively cooled liquid-fuelled rocket engines and an underslung rocket-fuel tank. The engines are restartable in flight, and are contained within Kevlar armour shielding for safety reasons. The EZ-Rocket is registered as an experimental aircraft. First flight took place on July 21, 2001, flown by test pilot Dick Rutan. On a typical flight, the EZ-Rocket takes off on rockets, gains altitude for a minute or so, then switches off the rockets and glides to a ''dead stick'' landing. The vehicle actually flies better during ''dead stick''/glide landings than a Long-EZ due to lack of drag from a stationary pusher prop the vehicle''s aerodynamics are ''cleaner'', in spite of its belly tank.

Contributors

Editor Lambert M. Surhone

Editor Miriam T. Timpledon

Editor Susan F. Marseken

Product Details

DUIN VU62S5PEV3D

GTIN 9786130408985

Language English

Pages 68

Product Type Pocketbok

Dimension 220  mm

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