NASA revealed its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell
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NASA on Friday revealed its first fully electric experimental aircraft X-57 “Maxwell” in its aeronautics lab in California. The design of the aircraft is inspired by Tecnam P2006T an “Italian high-winged, twin engines all-metal light aircraft Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, which is based in Capua, Italy”.
NASA also showed newly build a simulator of the aircraft X-57 for engineers and pilots that will allow them to feel of what it will be like to manoeuvre the finished version of the X-57 in flight.
The aircraft is still in development but after the attaching the two largest of 14 electric motors that will ultimately propel the plane-powered by specially designed lithium-ion batteries. NASA deemed the Maxwell ready for its first public preview.