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Swedish flying carpet goes electric

​Around this time last year, we featured a crazy Swedish multirotor flying machine invented and flown by engineer Alex Borg. At that time, it featured eight petrol-powered rotors, but earlier this year he opted for lots of electric motors. And now the chAIR manned VTOL has taken off.​

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Airbus' new copter concept has wings

​If you want a helicopter to be faster in forward flight, why not just give it some wings and a set of props? That was the thinking behind the Eurocopter X3 demonstrator aircraft. Airbus is building on that concept, in the form of the Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft – or Racer, for short.

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