After almost four years of development, NASA engineers presented their first X-57 Maxwell electric aircraft to the world. According to representatives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the first flight of their brainchild will take place next year.
The plane received the base of the legendary Tecnam P2006T, the company said that the final version of the aircraft will receive narrower and lighter wings. Also, it will have 14 engines, it is noteworthy that 12 of them will be responsible for take-off and landing, and two larger ones will work during flights.
NASA engineers also developed their own lithium-ion batteries, but the accumulated energy is only enough for short flights with a small number of passengers on board.