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  • XTI Trifan 600 Ducts

    XTI Aircraft Prototype Begins to Come Together

    XTI Aircraft announced on Feb. 20 that it was on schedule and on budget as it completed the ducts and fans for its 60% scale flying prototype of the TriFan 600 aircraft, and moved toward ground testing those components (see “XTI Aircraft Refines Its TriFan 600 VTOL BizJet,” Vertiflite March/April 2018). The wing ducts for the prototype were received from Trek Aerospace in late March: the photo shows XTI founder Dave Brody (second from left) with the two ducts.

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  • XTI Aircraft Refines its TriFan 600 VTOL BizJet

    XTI Aircraft Refines its TriFan 600 VTOL BizJet

    Will the civil air transport sector accept a regional VTOL aircraft that is not a tiltrotor? Vertiflite looks at one company’s offering.

    By Robert W. Moorman

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) -capable aircraft other...

  • Innovation in the Parisian Summer: Paris Air Show 2017 Report

    Innovation in the Parisian Summer:
    Paris Air Show 2017 Report

    The 52nd International Paris Air Show took place once again at Le Bourget International Airport on June 19-25. Military and civil helicopters were supplemented with innovative approaches to vertical flight.

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  • XTI Aircraft TriFan 600

    TriFan 600
    XTI Aircraft Company
    Englewood, Colorado, USA
    http://www.xtiaircraft.com/

    "Using three ducted fans, the TriFan 600 lifts off vertically and in seconds the two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to high-speed flight. Within just 90 seconds, the airplane reaches cruise speed — where the lift is provided by the wings just like every other fixed-wing airplane. The fuselage-mounted fan, no longer needed, closes up. The airplane flies directly...