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It was a cute toy but of no particular usefulness, and it was cancelled in 1969. Williams continued to tinker with the idea, coming up with a one-man flying platform powered by the WR19 or a derivative engine, known as the "WASP", which was later renamed the "X-Jet". This machine looked something like a flying trashcan on skids, and could carry a pilot directing the machine with two grip-type controls. It was evaluated in the 1980s and noises were made about a more capable successor, but apparently its endurance was too limited and, as was the case with most of the other one-person flying machines, it was hard to understand that it offered any utility proportional to its expense and complexity.
Details of the X-Jet program remain entirely obscure. One X-Jet is now on display at the USAF Museum in Ohio, while another is on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight. The WR19 and its descendants did prove to be useful powerplants for long-range cruise missiles.
How does inertia and friction operate when something is using a gravity repulsion field? Does it automatically cancel out inertia?
Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by Badge01
There´s no way this Williams one-man craft was useless. The military implications alone would be staggering. Imagine "ground troops" flying around in that.