The tilt rotor technology demonstrator is completely electric powered; designed to hover like a helicopter and convert to a fixed wing aircraft in forward flight thanks to its two integrated rotors which can be tilted through more than 90 degrees. The demonstrator performed its first unmanned tethered flight in June 2011 at AgustaWestland’s Cascina Costa facility in Italy and has since performed untethered hovering flights inside a secured area.

Read more on: http://www.agustawestland.com/news/agustawestland-unveils-project-zero-tilt-rotor-technology-demonstrator

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  • Dang, that's a big one for electric.  Looks like it could handle an onboard pilot.

  • I am attempting to build something very similar with my Foam R/C F-117 using EDF Fans but cannot test it until winter is over and all the snow melts.  I hope my design has the same success as this beautiful machine at AgustaWestland's. 

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