NASA believes electrically propelled aircraft will significantly cut emissions while boosting efficiency in the future, but fulfilling the full potential of the propulsion concept with practical tube-and- wing airliner configurations remains a key challenge. One problem has been where to locate the propulsors for the greatest benefit. As a potential solution, NASA is studying hybrid “propulsive fuselage” designs with one or more tail-mounted electrically driven fans. Positioned ...


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