Robinson R44 Conducts First Flight with MagniX EPU Written 9 June 2022


Robinson R44 II | Credit: D. Miller; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

Aviation International News reports that Tier 1 Engineering “conducted the first flight of an all-electric Robinson R44 using the MagniX electric propulsion unit (EPU)” on Saturday. Tier 1 President Glen Dromgoole said, “This historic flight, of an all-electric helicopter with a certifiable electric engine, was an important step towards obtaining aircraft certification. We are excited to expand the flight tests to greater distances and demonstrate safe, reliable all-electric flight.”
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