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Zero to aero as engineer’s vertical flying saucer takes off

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Zero to aero as engineer’s vertical flying saucer takes off

A US’s man’s dream is edging closer to reality after his invention had a successful lift-off

Reuters

Imagine hopping onto an upright flying saucer to go work or play, without dealing with traffic.

That is the dream of Stephen Tibbitts, co-founder and CEO of Zeva Aero, a Tacoma, Washington-based start-up whose prototype vehicle recently had a successful full-scale vertical take-off.

“It’s an octocopter,” Tibbitts said, pointing to the four motors on top and four at the bottom. “It’s a blended wing body and it generates lift as it’s flying forward.”..

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