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Old 03-19-2015, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric flight and the distributed-propulsion wing

Electrically-powered aircraft and somewhat contradictory, multi-prop wing design: an unconventional concept NASA has certainly taken a closer look. The multiple independent power/prop will shutdown and fold away at certain efficient flight conditions and restart whenever required. The evenly distributed accelerated air (Coanda effect) over a smaller wing area (less wing drag) can maintain slow & safe stall/landing characteristics and lower-energy consumption.


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Old 03-19-2015, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Loved his use of the word "propuslers" for power-plants/motors.

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