A while ago, I mentioned that XCOR had developed some cool things that it hadn’t publicized yet. Here’s one of them.
Meet the trunnel. XCOR has modified a Ford F-250 pickup so that it conduct tests with a one-third scale model Lynx on the Mojave runway at 100 mph (160 kph).
It is now conducting tests (below) to make sure it has gotten the air flow right before putting a Lynx model on top.
They’ve also done tests on the rudder.
And off the trunnel rides into the Mojave sunrise.
I think once it completes tests on the Lynx, XCOR should lease thing out to a movie company as a supervillain or superhero vehicle. Or simple mount a gun and go bullseye some womp rats over in Beggar’s Canyon.