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Russia successfully tests engine for vertical takeoff, landing

MOSCOW, Feb 4 (PRIME) -- A superconductor electrical engine for a vertical takeoff and landing air taxi has been tested successfully in Moscow, a spokesperson for the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects told PRIME on Monday.

УSuccessful demo tests of a 500-kilowatt high-temperature superconductor electrical engine have been performed in MoscowТs Central Institute of Aviation Motors. The engine is a joint project of the foundation and SuperOx innovation startup,Ф the statement read.

The engines may be used in fully-electrical or hybrid propulsion units of commuter planes, perspective rotor-wing aircraft and vertical takeoff and landing air taxis.

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04.02.2019 13:59
 
 
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