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Flexible Electric Aircrafts

The 'Neoptera' Will Feature a Swivelling Cockpit and Body

— May 21, 2018 — Autos
A team of aerospace engineers working out of the British city of Bristol and the French town of Toulouse have developed a high-tech electric aircraft that is designed to be able to take advantage of so-called VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) functionality.

The Neoptera electric aircraft -- scale models of which are set to hit the skies in the coming weeks -- will feature a number of truly unique design implementations. One of its most noteworthy is a flexible cockpit that moves in relation to the orientation of the electric aircraft. In other words, the body of the aircraft orients itself in sync with the cockpit, making for a more comfortable and efficient flight.

Electric motoring has already made a huge splash on land but is set to disrupt air travel as well, which is why the Neoptera's use of innovative design schemes could help revolutionize electric flight.
Trend Themes
1. Electric Aviation - The development of the Neoptera electric aircraft showcases the potential for disruptive innovation in the field of electric aviation.
2. VTOL Technology - The Neoptera's use of vertical take-off and landing functionality presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the VTOL technology industry.
3. Flexible Cockpit Design - The Neoptera's unique flexible cockpit design opens up possibilities for disruptive innovation in aircraft ergonomics and comfort.
Industry Implications
1. Aviation - The Neoptera electric aircraft represents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the aviation industry.
2. Electric Vehicle - The advancements in electric propulsion and design demonstrated by the Neoptera could influence disruptive innovation within the electric vehicle industry.
3. Aerospace Engineering - The development of the Neoptera electric aircraft highlights potential for disruptive innovation within the field of aerospace engineering.
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