XCOR Lynx: Landing Gear 101 – Drop Tests

Lynx landing gear is carefully designed to be as light as possible while handling all possible load cases. Many tests are conducted to ensure the gear will withstand the forces involved. Here XCOR Engineer Brandon Litt prepares a Lynx landing gear prototype for a drop test. Over the coming weeks and months, we will show you more of the process around landing gear development.

Tomorrow we’ll show you a shot of the Lynx subsonic wind tunnel model. It’s pretty awesome, look for it at 9am PST.