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NASA X57, Configuration Features
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Presenter: Jeffrey Viken
The goal of the NASA X-57 Electric Airplane is to utilize the versatility and efficiency of electric propulsion to design a cruise optimized airplane. The wing planform was reduced 42%. A slotted flap and distributed fan system were developed to achieve CL’s in excess of 4.0. Cruise propellers are at wingtips for induced drag. Performance objectives, technical details of the configuration, CFD analysis, and structural integration features will be discussed.