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April 9, 2015

Ultra Lightweight Motors for Electric Drones and Airliners

April 9, 2015—Newcastle University in the UK was chosen by Boeing to develop an ultra-lightweight electric motor for an upper atmosphere electric aircraft. These spidery fixed-wing aircraft can have the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a small car. Such 'atmospheric satellites' are being designed to take 10,000 lb payloads into 'atmospheric