Subscale DARPA hybrid electric VTOL X-Plane finishes testing

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DARPA has completed flight testing of a subscale version of a novel aircraft design as part of its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) X-Plane program, and is proceeding with work to develop a full-scale version of the groundbreaking plane. Developed and fabricated by Aurora Flight Sciences, the revolutionary aircraft includes 24 electric ducted fans – 18 distributed within the main wings and six in the canard surfaces, with the wings and canards tilting upward for vertical flight and rotating to a horizontal position for wing-borne flight. canard surfaces, with the wings and canards tilting upward for vertical flight and rotating to a horizontal position for wing-borne flight.

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