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Big lawn darts

2002-05-24 18:15:58+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Remember Jarts? In the Monastery, Jeff McAdams pointed out that Lockheed built a full-sized version: The X-7. A page with more info also has pictures, note the one post-landing in the upper-left.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 18:31:58+00 by: TC

I don't think those big ones were designed to auger into terra firma as neatly as their smaller counterparts.

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 19:02:34+00 by: Dan Lyke

The point of that one image is that the difference between these puppies and Jarts[Wiki] is that the X-7 had a parachute to slow things down a little bit. But, yep, the landing gear was a sharp pointy nose.

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 19:06:25+00 by: TC

so?? is this how they punish test pilots???

after reviewing your substandar performance we are reassigning you to the X-7 project

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 19:13:51+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ooooh. All of a sudden I want to work at Lockheed...

#Comment made: 2002-05-24 21:24:27+00 by: alecmarlow

so stupid... planes are useless these days why not just send a giant nuke stroke aginst an enemy :b hehehehe -Mr. Marlow (EV:nova pirate) hi dan!

#Comment made: 2002-05-29 14:53:57+00 by: ebradway

Adding a parachute to jarts would make them safer and more interesting. You get to take into account wind shear as well as simple ballistics. And the slower speed with probably keep the jart from penetrating your cousins skull!