The Week In Technology, August 2-6, 2021

SibNIA’s Yak-40LL flying laboratory
SibNIA’s Yak-40LL flying laboratory has flown with a superconducting electric motor driving the nose-mounted propeller.
Credit: CIAM
Russia Flies Superconducting Motor A Yak-40LL testbed modified with a 500-kW (670-hp) low-loss superconducting electric motor driving a nose-mounted propeller was demonstrated in flight for the first time at Russia’s MAKS 2021 Air Show at Zhukovsky, Moscow, in late July. “The flight was routine. The...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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