Elytron Aircraft plans to begin flight tests this summer of a two-seat, proof-of-concept tiltwing aircraft designed to take off and land like a helicopter but operate from point to point at fixed-wing speeds. The company, based in Mountain View, California, has been studying convertiplane concepts for a decade but believes the Elytron 2S prototype—displayed at the recent HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida—is the starting point for a viable product line. “This is our fourth ...

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