Each X-Racer will be a single-pilot vehicle with an empty weight of roughly 1,000 lbs and a propellant weight of 1,000 lbs, yielding a gross takeoff weight of 2,000 pounds. The first-generation of Mark-1 X-Racers will reach maximum speeds of more than 320 mph.
X-Racers will have the ability to be rapidly refueled, with initial refueling times on the order of 5 to 10 minutes per pit stop. It is expected that each team will continue to develop better technology and faster methods of refueling the vehicle as the Rocket Racing League develops. The equipment required in each pit will mostly consist of ground handling equipment for the propellants and standard maintenance equipment for the vehicles.
Each vehicle will be capable of approximately 4 minutes of intermittent engine boost and 10 minutes of un-powered (glide) flight, allowing for 3–4 laps around the course between pit stops. Vehicles will launch in a staggered fashion to ensure that vehicles are always airborne.
Related category EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT
Source: Rocket Racing League
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