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Oliver VTOL’s Hexplane Proves Six Engines Are Better Than Two

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On August 25, 2011 @ 6:26 pm In Green Transportation,News | 4 Comments

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Would you believe that six engines on a plane are not only more efficient than two, but also safer? It sounds a little crazy, but that’s the claim made by Oliver VTOL. This new VTOL [1] “Hexplane” concept packs six engines [2] and three wings [3], which apparently make the craft so reliable that you could lose any one engine or even an entire wing section without compromising the craft’s [4] ability to fly to your destination.

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Oliver VTOL is currently seeking $12 million in funding to build this plane [4] in prototype form over the next two years. We expect the military will be interested in such safety tech, especially considering the plane can haul as much cargo as a V-22 and go farther and faster on less fuel. We could also see a plane like this ending up on the tarmacs of some Middle East dictators as well – who currently have the perfect insurrectionist excuse to give their wives for buying one.

Via DVICE [1]


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[1] VTOL: http://dvice.com/archives/2011/08/oliver-vtol-con.php

[2] engines: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=airplane+engine

[3] wings: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=airplane+wing

[4] craft’s: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=airplane

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