Motor Mounting Marks Milestone For NASA’s Electric X-plane

Credit: Guy Norris/AW&ST
As interest in electric-powered aircraft accelerates, NASA has mounted the first electric cruise motor on the X-57 Maxwell, a heavily modified Tecnam P2006T piston twin that is undergoing transformation into the research agency’s first piloted X plane in two decades. The modification, which involves...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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