By Ben Guenther, Jay Miller

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90,440 Unofficial world altitude record. Unofficial world altitude record. Unofficial world altitude record. First and last NACA flight. First flight; ,1irst glide flight by this aircraft. Glide following lox fank problems. First flight; first powered flight by this aircraft. First flight. First flight. First flight. First flight. DATE 11/26/54 A/C PILOT NO. I? I? I? I? /? /? 5/990 McKay McKay McKay McKay McKay McKay McKay McKay McKay MAX. ALT. lMSL) ? ) ? 65,000 ? I? /? /? 5/900 56,000 ? 60,000 ?

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. k.. / 1 ~ _ _Ln,.. The main instrument panels of the KI8 (left), X·IC mock·up (center), and X·IO (right). 0_n_s_in_t_h_e_~_or_m_O_f_a_s_p_e_r _y_A_-I_2_a_u_tO_P_il_o_t_a_n_d_t_e~s_t_e_q_U_iP_m_e_n_t_c_o_n_t_ro_'_s_, _T_h_e_a_u_t_OP_'_"o_t_s_e_r_v_e_d_t_o_s_t_ab_'_'fi_Z_e_t_h_e_a_ir_c_r_a_ft_d_u_r_in_g_w_e_a_p_o_n_~_ir_in_g_ru_n_s_. ~ The right cockpit console area essentially was the insulated metal wall of the aircraft with accouterments hungwhwe needed. Occupying the right wall of the X-1A (left) and X-tO (right) were the oxygen hoses, the oxygen system regulator, and the pilot's flight suit heater controls.

7 unit. Inflation pressure was 115 psi. The nose gear strut of the second-generation X-Is was a typical free-castoring yoke assembly. A mechanical linkage sequenced door opening and closing. 49 The gear well door (second-generation aircraft, shown) was piano hinged to the fuselage structure just below the wing center section. A mechanical strut opened and closed the door in concert with the gear retraction/extension sequence. There were few changes visible in the basic design of the main gear of the secondgeneration X-Is when compared to the first-generation.

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