Moog NASA Air Taxi Acoustic Hover Test
The all-electric Moog x NASA air taxi successfully completed phase 2 of its acoustic hover test this past summer at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in Ohio. NASA’s team collected data from the eVTOL during departure, landing, and while it hovered at 60 feet, while a Moog operator remotely piloted the aircraft from a nearby ground station.



Data from both phase 1 and 2 will be used by NASA to improve as well as validate noise prediction tools. The agency will then provide both the tools and the dataset to U.S. companies in order to aid them with the design of quiet air taxis and drones. There’s no word yet on if we’ll see a production model of this eVTOL.

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This research is conducted by NASA’s Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology (RVLT) project of the agency’s Advanced Air Vehicles Program. RVLT supports NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility ​Mission, which is delivering data to guide the industry’s development of electric air taxis and drones,” said NASA.

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