Young Engineers Program
Can active control help tiltrotor aircraft fly faster?
A new study at the University of Bath is investigating how rapidly deploying spoiler-like devices, called mini-tabs, could help future eVTOL designs fly faster. Mini-tabs could aerodynamically counteract the damaging vibrations caused by whirl flutter - a catastrophic instability that occurs at high flight speeds. maxon has provided the motion solution to test the effectiveness of mini-tabs on a novel wind tunnel test rig.
The flying Swiss Army Knife
Innovative aircraft from Swiss startup Dufour Aerospace with electric drives combines the best of both worlds. The cross between drone and helicopter could mean significantly faster and more efficient air emergency operations.
Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft
The goal of one company is in the building of a single-person, remotely piloted electric aircraft with the goal of making air taxis affordable and eco-conscious.
When to choose a 4pole DC motor ?
Selecting a DC micromotor for use in applications from aerospace through to downhole drilling inspection, a 4pole motor has advantages. A 4pole design is stronger than a 2pole equivalent but can also fit within the same space and weight envelope. Greg Dutfield of maxon UK explains.
Young rocket engineers aim high
The swiss student association ARIS develops research rockets for the annual Spaceport America Cup. They are even working on an own rocket engine.