DARPA to Develop the Next Generation of Vertical Flight Aircraft

DARPA to Develop the Next Generation of Vertical Flight Aircraft

By Geraldine Cook
February 27, 2013

Higher speeds, increased efficiency, elegant designs are the focus of the new VTOL X-Plane. One of the greatest challenges of the past half century for aerodynamics engineers has been how to increase the top speeds of aircraft that take off and land vertically without compromising the aircraft’s power in hover or its efficiency during long-range flight.

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