Bell Helicopter electric flying taxi

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Bell Helicopter electric flying taxi

Post by LockH » Jan 12 2018 7:04am

Bell Helicopter offers a sneak peek of its first electric flying taxi:
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/8/16865 ... r-ces-2018

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Well, it didn’t bring the entire aircraft, mind you. Bell just brought the cabin, in an effort to highlight the passenger experience. It plans to unveil the entire vehicle, complete with rotors and powertrain, at a later date. “We’re just keeping our particular propulsion system in configuration to ourselves right now, to keep our competition on their on their heels,” said Scott Drennen, Bell’s director of innovation.
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Re: Bell Helicopter electric flying taxi

Post by fechter » Jan 12 2018 3:02pm

I didn't see any rotor blades. I wonder how that works?
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Re: Bell Helicopter electric flying taxi

Post by LockH » Jan 12 2018 3:08pm

^^ Hehe... I repeat from first post ... Well, it didn’t bring the entire aircraft, mind you. Bell just brought the cabin...

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Re: Bell Helicopter electric flying taxi

Post by Punx0r » Jan 13 2018 8:53am

If it's missing all the gubbins that make it function they might as well have claimed it's a time machine.

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Re: Bell Helicopter electric flying taxi

Post by LockH » Jan 13 2018 9:13am

Hehe...
It plans to unveil the entire vehicle, complete with rotors and powertrain, at a later date. “We’re just keeping our particular propulsion system in configuration to ourselves right now, to keep our competition on their on their heels,” said Scott Drennen, Bell’s director of innovation.
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