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NASA has just taken delivery of the X-57 Mod II, an electric powered aircraft, at their Armstrong Fl

NASA has just taken delivery of the X-57 Mod II, an electric powered aircraft, at their Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

The X-57 Mod II is a modified Italian Tecnam P2006T that is powered by an all electric propulsion system. The aircraft weighs approximately 1,360 Kilograms, with 390 of those Kilos being made up of lithium-ion-batteries.

“The X-57 Mod II aircraft delivery to NASA is a significant event, marking the beginning of a new phase in this exciting electric X-plane project,” said X-57 Project Manager Tom Rigney.

NASA intends on using the X-57 Mod to create certification standards for an ever growing flying electric vehicle market.
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 https://www.popularmechanics.co.za/tech/nasa-takes-delivery-of-the-first-all-electric-airplane/

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