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Unread post03 Jun 2022, 16:32

The HL-10 was always my favorite of the bunch. (The pointy one a few posts up the page is the X-24B.)

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Unread post04 Jun 2022, 01:47

Oh yeah...on the HL-10. I was always amazed at the M2-F2, in that it could actually fly. To me, out of that original set of lifting body heavies, it was the most radical looking, being classified more of an "aircraft" than air plane...
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Unread post05 Jun 2022, 15:04

jetblast16 wrote:Oh yeah...on the HL-10. I was always amazed at the M2-F2, in that it could actually fly. To me, out of that original set of lifting body heavies, it was the most radical looking, being classified more of an "aircraft" than air plane...


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Unread post05 Jun 2022, 17:44

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Simply aMaZinG looking :D
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Unread post06 Jun 2022, 14:13

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HL-20 lifting body. In my humble opinion, something like that or very similar should have been what the space shuttle was...let's see what the future holds;)
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The similarities between SNC's new Dream Chaser and NASA's HL-20 concept are evident in this shot...
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Unread post08 Jun 2022, 14:13

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A numerically machined wax pattern of the NASA HL-20 orbital re-entry lifting body was cut from a CAD/CAM file. This nine-inch (23 cm) wax model was later used in a lost wax investment casting process to replicate the pattern in ceramic for wind-tunnel aero-heating studies. Credit: NASA

Source: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/ne ... HL-20.html
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