What better way to start the new year than with a look at a project that suggests creativity is alive and well in aviation, despite the economic gloom. Advances in electric power are proving to be a motivator for that creativity, enabling configurations in which propulsion is more closely coupled with aerodynamics and control than ever before. One of more unusual configurations to emerge in recent years comes from Germany's E-volo, which is developing an electric-powered rotorcraft ...

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