«Russian Helicopters» plan to create a prototype of the electric convertiplane
«Russian Helicopters» plan to present the prototype model of an electric convertiplane with a take-off mass about 1.5 tons.
According to the «Russian Helicopters» press service, the prototype sample will be made on the unmanned convertiplane VRT-30 basis. There new engines with relatively small overall dimensions and weight will be installed. The «technology of high-temperature superconductivity» will also be used in engines.
The convertiplane scheme allows to an aircraft to take off from a small area and, if necessary, hover in the air.
Meantime, new aircraft with the possibility of vertical take-off are being developed in the United States by order of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The future convertiplane prototype weight is about 5.4 tons.
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