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Little NASA Electric Airplane Soon Coming To Life

June 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've covered NASA's development of a little electric airplane since 2016, when staff at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and Langley Research Center took delivery of a modified Tecnam P2006T fuselage that would be used to build the X-57 (aka Maxwell)

NASA’s All-Electric X-57 Experimental Plane Debut With Interview

November 25th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

NASA received its all-electric experimental plane recently, the X-57, from Empirical Systems Aerospace (ESAero) of San Luis Obispo, CA. Based on the Tecnam P2006T, an Italian 4-seat twin engine light aircraft, the X-57 utilizes distributed propulsion wings with multiple small, electric motors

Electric Aviation Is The Next Big Thing

May 7th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The future of electric aviation seems so far off and yet so very close that I think the only possible similarity would be to compare it to the electric vehicle (EV) rebirth of 2008. But just as back then, how many get the importance of electric aviation and its most urgent breakthroughs

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