Craft demonstrates new way to transition between vertical, horizontal flight

09/25/2013 | (U.K.)

A prototype of a new kind of aircraft that can transition from vertical rotor-driven flight to horizontal, fixed-wing flight has been tested. The Australian-based StopRotor Technology craft achieves the transition by bringing the fuselage in line with the axis of the rotor, which allows airflow to start or stop the rotor as required.

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