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«Russian Helicopters» plan to create a prototype of the electric convertiplane

«Russian Helicopters» plan to create a prototype of the electric convertiplane

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Date : Oct 18, 2017 06:32 PM

The prototype model will be submitted in the course of year

«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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