Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009
Aurora Flight Sciences video of the first flight of its Excalibur experimental vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft. The 13ft-long UAV is powered by a tilting jet engine and three battery-powered lift fans. The aircraft made its first hover flight, lasting just under 2min, at Aberdeen proving Gorund in maryland on June 24. Excalibur is a proof-of-principle testbed for a 400kt VTOL unmanned combat aircraft. (This is a slightly different version of the video previously uploaded - my apologies.) For more info on Excalibur, visit www.aviationweek.com