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Recharging Your eVTOLs – Midair

NASA Has Electrifying Plans for Your Advanced Air Mobility Vehicles

Swapping batteries midair, or more precisely, as NASA engineers describe their plan, “Energy Augmentation Concepts for Advanced Air Mobility Vehicles,” (EACAAMV) is a scheme devised by eight NASA scientists to recharge (if that’s the right word) eVTOLs in midair. Kapil Sheth, Nhan Nguyen, Seth Schisler, Todd Stinchfield, Corey Ippolito (NASA Ames Research Center), David Pike…

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Drones – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing

Emerging drone technology

Drone technology is being used in many creative ways, not all of it good!

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MIT Scientists Built Insect-Sized Drones

A Bug’s Eye-View

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an insect-sized drone, just two inches long!

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Storyboard in different design phase

For Urban Air Mobility, A Picture May Be Worth Billions of Words

Researchers believe presenting storyboards of different UAM scenarios will help professionals charged with launching UAM.

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Lithium battery getting a charge.

For AAM, Vertical May Not Just Be for Take Off, It Could Be Good for Electrode Alignment Too

Vertically Aligned Electrodes May Improve Battery Charging Times by 500%

Vertically aligned electrodes may improve battery charging times by 500 percent.

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sketch of the infrastructure needed for eVTOLs

eVTOLs Gone in the Wind?

Headwinds, Tailwinds, and Crosswinds Key Concerns for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles

More than half of weather-related aviation accidents are caused by wind. Research into how wind impacts eVTOLs is being addressed.

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