X-Plane Hybrid Drone Passes All Flight Tests
X-Plane Hybrid Drone Passes All Flight Tests

X-Plane Hybrid Drone Passes All Flight Tests

Гибридный дрон X-Plane прошел все лётные испытания (видео) The electric model developed by DARPA and Aurora Flight Sciences has completed flight tests. The device resembles a plane with thick wings, allowing you to perform vertical take-off. The main feature of electrolytes is that they do not need a runway. The whole focus is in the wings, or rather, even the nozzles located in them. Powerful electric motors, and in the model there are 24 of them, create the desired traction in the nozzles. Due to this, the electroplane takes off vertically, already in the air unfolds its wings horizontally and flies in the right direction. Landing also takes place in an upright position. The model is notable for its safety, there are no open propellers compared to multicopters and a helicopter. The weight of the tested demo version of the XV-24A LightningStrike, which is 10 times smaller than the planned flying ship, is 147 kg. The real project will be more than five tons at a speed of more than 500 km per hour, in the future it will be increased to 740 km / h. Model tests completed successfully. The full-size version will be ready in 2018. The question of energy sources remains open. Current batteries need modernization. So far, only the military has been using vertical takeoff and landing devices. In English, this class of aircraft is called VTOL. Although the vehicle has a promising future in peaceful applications – fast cargo delivery, an air taxi network and other areas. Various projects to create small aircraft, including unmanned ones, are actively developed by specialists from different countries. Among those that are now heard – \

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