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German 5-seater VTOL Electric Jet hovers and transitions
« on: January 28, 2021, 02:22:53 PM »
Germany’s 5-Seater VTOL Electric Jet Hovers and Transitions to Horizontal Flight

BBC reported that the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL)
Lilium Jet successfully took off from the ground. The aircraft
has 36 electric motors and reportedly can be recharged in just
a few hours from a standard 240V electrical outlet. The Lilium
Jet has been extensively flight tested at Oberpfaffenhofen
airfield near Munich, and by October 2019, had transitioned
from vertical to horizontal flight and reached a speed of over
100 km/h. It performed 25° banked turns, hover turns and
sideward translations. Lilium employs around 350 people in
Munich and expects to create around 500 jobs by 2025. Photos
courtesy of Lilium Jet and the BBC.

by Tom Atwood