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