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VSKYLABS Previews XF-85 Flying Over The Mojave Desert


The VSKYLABS 'Test-Flight': XF-85 / 2020 - Some beautiful shotstaken nearby and above the Mojave Desert, California.

The project is named "XF-85 / 2020" because of variousmodifications and systems which were implemented into the aircraft andcockpit environment, mainly to allow testing and evaluation ofground-based operations (taxi, take-off and landings). Other on-boardequipment was set to fill-in several research-based-gaps withplausible instrumentation replacements.

The VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot': XF-85 / 2020 allows to practiceconventional landings using a unique fixed landing gear system whichwas implemented for the purpose of this project, as well as theauthentic belly-landing practice (the steel belly skid is visible inthe attached screen shots).


The VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot': XF-85 / 2020 Project has been underdevelopment for about 2+ years, and it has finally reached advanceddevelopment stages. It is scheduled as a 2020 release, and as itseems, it will follow the upcoming VSKYLABS Robinson R44 v1.0 Projectrelease (which is undergoing its final pre-release preparations).

Flying the VSKYLABS XF-85/2020, in VR, at Edwards AFB in X-Plane byLaminar Research , for the first time (during development) was noother than EPIC!

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