Random vibration acceptance testing for all the cruise motor controllers for the X-57 have taken place to make sure that all the systems stay functional while they endure the vibration environment expected during flight.
|02/11/2021||Press Release:||Vibration tests boost NASA's electric aircraft project|
One NASA goal is to establish the X-57 as a reference platform for integrated approaches of distributed electric propulsion technologies. Next up, the X-57 will undergo verification and validation testing.
|10/05/2021||Press Release:||X-57 high-voltage testing continues|
The X-57 will be powered by twelve electric high-lift motors with propeller blades that fold away during cruise, emerging again for the landing phase. Wind tunnel testing has begun.