Meet the Elytron: Futuristic biplane takes off and lands like a helicopter, but travels TWICE as fast



Since the first modern helicopter took to the skies over 80 years ago, engineers have tried to incorporate the unique advantage of vertical take-off into aeroplanes.
And a firm claims that they have created the long sought-after aircraft in the form of a modern biplane.  
Elytron Aerospace is designing a fixed-wing aircraft which can take-off and land vertically like a helicopter, while maintaining the speed and efficiency of planes.
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The Elytron aircraft has three sets of wings - one pair of rotating wings, mounted on a single central wing, and two pairs of fixed... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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