Tier 1 Picks MagniX Propulsion For Electric R44

Flight testing of Tier 1’s prototype electric R44, Bird 2, is underway at Los Alamitos, California, focusing on controls development.
Credit: Tier 1 Engineering
Tier 1 Engineering has selected a MagniX electric propulsion unit for its modification of the Robinson R44 light helicopter to battery power. Tier 1 is developing the e-R44 conversion for launch customer Lung Biotechnology, to transport organs for transplants. Santa Ana, California-based Tier 1 is...

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