A U.S. startup developing an eVTOL aircraft using the channel wing configuration pioneered in the 1950s by Willard Custer has flown a small-scale model of its concept. “The channel wing design is producing significant lift,” HopFlyt co-founder Rory Feely says. “We plan to complete flight testing of this model over the next couple of months and roll some learning forward to a bigger scale.” The channel wing is a semicircular wing with a propeller toward the trailing ...

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