Subscale X-Plane Successfully Flies

Aurora’s 24-fan electric Subscale X-Plane aircraft model successfully flies.

The full-scale version of the Aurora Subscale X-Plane, will hover better than helicopters and fly twice as fast.



Subscale X-Plane Successfully Flies (3)

The DARPA Vertical Take-Off/Landing X-plane (VTOL x-plane) Program achieved a critical milestone as Aurora Flight Sciences’ subscale vehicle demonstrator successfully flew at a U.S. military facility. The flight of the subscale aircraft met an important DARPA risk reduction requirement, focusing on validation of the aerodynamic design and flight control system.

Subscale X-Plane Successfully Flies (2)

Subscale X-Plane Successfully Flies (1)



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