Talk:Schweizer X-26 Frigate
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More X-26 information
We, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. acquired three SGS 2-32s (expedited by CNO) for our quick reaction (DARPA/DoD) Quiet Aircraft Program.
We modified two of the 2-32s to Quiet Thruster (QT-2) Experimental Aircraft and later to the Prize Crew (QT-2PC and QT-2PCII) configurations. The Prize Crew Aircraft operated in Vietnam most of 1968.
The third 2-32 was modified to Q-Star Aircraft configuration; First with an O-200 Continental Engine and later with a Curtiss-Wright (Rotary Wankel) RC2-60 Engine; An aviation first!
We later acquired more 2-32s and produced 11 YO-3As. The YO-3As operated in Vietnam in 1970-71. Note:The YO-3As are sometimes also (incorrectly) called "Quiet-Star", but we (LMSC and the military) knew them as YO-3As.
X-26 refers to a Navy Program. The original 2-32s were designated as X-26s After their military service the Prize Crew Aircraft were transferred back to the Navy (NTPS at Pax. R.). So the X-26 Gliders were re-designated X-26As and our aircraft (with power-plants) were re-designated as X-26Bs
The surviving X-26B (QT-2PC #1)is located at USAAM Ft. Rucker, AL. QT-2PC #2 has been "retro-verted" back to SGS-232 and is operated at Mile High Gliding in Boulder, Co.
We, the Quiet Aircraft Association, Inc. are comprised of former designers, builders, operators, and fans of the Quiet Aircraft. We know only part of our history at this time, but are seeking, recording, organizing it.
If you can add to or correct our records please do so in any manner you choose.
The article makes several meaningless references to "us", "we", and the like. This text needs to be replaced with specifics, identifying the persons or entities, or removed if this cannot be done. —QuicksilverT @ 16:58, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
6 March 1971 glider crash
Not sure if this is the the X-26 that crashed in March 1971, but AP reported LCDR Thomas W. Hickman died 6 March 1971 when his glider crashed into a tree in Pax River, MD. The AP news stories only say the glider he was in crashed and that CDR Robert J. Sample survived the crash. (from "Maryland Briefs". Frederick News Post. Frederick, Maryland. March 8, 1971.) Hickman was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.. --Dual Freq (talk) 00:09, 7 August 2014 (UTC)