Aurora Flies Subscale Darpa VTOL X-Plane

Credit: VTOL X-Plane model: Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora Flight Sciences has flown a subscale model of its LightningStrike hybrid-electric distributed propulsion vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) experimental aircraft, selected in March to be Darpa’s high-speed VTOL X-Plane. The hover flight of the 20%-scale battery-powered model “met an...

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