Closed wing tiltrotor aircraft downsized for the UAV market

For several years, VTOL Aerospace, formerly known as Elytron Aircraft, has been developing a closed wing tiltrotor aircraft that blends the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a helicopter with the range and efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft. Building off several larger, manned VTOL prototype designs, the company has now revealed its latest line – […]

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BMW packs more punch into its X2 crossover with M35i performance model

BMW has given its sporty X2 an M division makeover, today announcing the low-riding and range-topping X2 M35i. The new version carries over some of the compact crossover’s hallmarks but boasts sharper acceleration and handling for zippier performance on the open road. With various elements, such as the double kidney grille, exterior mirror caps and […]

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Elektra Two Solar aces autonomous flight test

Germany’s Elektra Solar has announced that its Elektra Two Solar OPS high altitude, long endurance aircraft has successfully taken off, flown around a bit and landed all by itself, in a demonstration of a new autopilot system. The Elektra Two Solar Optionally Piloted System (OPS) demonstrator aircraft is reported to have a wingspan of 24.8 […]

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Rolls-Royce package brings more privacy to VIPs

If you get around town in the back of a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom, then it’s possible that you’re an important person who doesn’t want to be gawked at. With that in mind, Rolls has recently introduced the Privacy Suite package for the long Phantom. For starters, the setup features an electrochromic window between […]

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