MIT To Apply Ultra-Quiet Propulsion To Delivery Drone

MIT is developing multistage ducted thrusters to increase the power of near-silent, solid-state electroaerodynamic propulsion.
Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In November 2018, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) flew an aircraft on a propulsion system with no moving parts. The unmanned aircraft weighed barely 5 lb., produced less than 1 lb. of thrust and flew just 160 ft. across a gym. But it was an aviation first–the first...
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