The CROP project’s advances in developing an innovative cycloidal rotor technology to power such an aircraft brings this prospect much closer. An aircraft with cycloidal rotor technology can spin through 360 degrees around all axes, take off and hover like a helicopter, and perform the aerial acrobatics of fixed-wing planes. The potential applications are enormous and CROP has placed Europe at the forefront of this ‘disruptive’ technology.
Picture of the testing of CROP cyclorotor demonstrator vehicle performed by IAT21. This vehicle is totally electrically powered
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