Electric

October 4, 2011 - 3:43pm
Eurocopter has flown a hybrid AS350 Ecureil/AStar that has both a turboshaft int

Eurocopter announced today that it has flown a “hybrid” AS350 Ecureuil/AStar, a production helicopter that combines a turboshaft internal combustion engine with an electric motor. To explore the hybrid concept, the company is using the “supplementary” electric motor to replace the main engine during what would otherwise be called an autorotation.

 
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