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Lillium - VTOL all-electric plane

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dauger, May 10, 2016.

  1. dauger

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  2. mhpr262

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    I'm not expecting much, performancewise. Small ducted fans are notoriously inefficient, especially at low speeds like lifting off and landing. There is a reason a helicopter usually has just one giant rotor. Expect a flight time measured in minutes at 250mph, not hours. With the wings that far back I presume the passenger cell of the plane is designed as a lifting body?
     

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