AgustaWestland Unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

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.

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on March 14, 2013 at 1:03pm

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. 

Comment by Harry on March 15, 2013 at 7:50am

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


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