Luminati Creates Vertically Integrated VTOL Development Business
By Kenneth I. Swartz
In May 2019, Luminati Aerospace exhibited a vintage Gyrodyne XRON-1 Rotorcycle coaxial helicopter at the VFS Forum 75 in Philadelphia equipped with a small electric motor to power the pair of 20-ft (6-m) diameter rotor blades.
First Electric Helicopter Built In Little Falls Starts Testing
By Dave Warner
The first of eleven helicopters to be built in Little Falls is getting ready for static ground testing this week. Ten of those will be gas-powered, while the eleventh will be an all-electric version. The electric version is the same as a military gas-powered model, where 95 were produced for the Navy.