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VIDEO / KLM and TU Delft announce a successful first flight for Flying-V scale model

A year and a half ago, TU Delft and KLM announced the start of the design of the Flying-V and, after wind tunnel tests and ground tests, a team of researchers, engineers and a drone pilot from TU Delft traveled to an airbase in Germany last month for the first test flight.

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The aircraft’s design integrates the passenger cabin, cargo hold and fuel tanks in the wings, creating a spectacular V-shape. Computer calculations have predicted that the improved aerodynamic shape and reduced weight of the aircraft will reduce fuel consumption by 20% compared to today’s most advanced aircraft.

FIRST FLIGHT / KLM and TU Delft announce a successful first flight for Flying-V scale model, the energy-efficient…

Publicată de Aeronews pe MarÅ£i, 1 septembrie 2020