Engineers fly the world’s first ‘printed’ electric remote uav aircraft at 100 mph.

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unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, including wings, integral control surfaces and access hatches.

The electric powered vehicle aircraft, with a 2-metres wingspan, has a top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour, but when in cruise mode is almost silent. The aircraft is also equipped with a miniature autopilot developed by Dr Matt Bennett, one of the members of the team.

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