Speed Record Buzz Boosts Rolls-Royce's Electric Efforts

Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation taking off
Rolls-Royce’s Spirit of Innovation is evolved from a U.S.-developed Sharp Nemesis NXT racing aircraft.
Credit: Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce Chief Test Pilot Phill O’Dell describes his latest mount as a “feisty little thoroughbred.” Flying the Spirit of Innovation, a radically modified, battery-powered Sharp Nemesis NXT racing aircraft is “like flying a spaceship,” O’Dell tells Aviation Week, an experience much different from...

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