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Puffin VTOL


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Downloads: 629
Uploaded by: Mark Moore
File size: 344 kilobytes
VSP Version: 2.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 53
Manufacuter NASA
Model Puffin Version 14
Units Feet
Description The NASA Puffin is a tailsitter VTOL 1-person 'Gridlock Commuter' electric aircraft. It is designed for short ranges and to achieve a breakthrough in ultra low noise through the combination of very low tip speed, electric motors, and variable speed/pitch prop-rotors. The powertrain is designed as a completely redundant system that can accomodate failure of any 2 pieces and still produce full power. Many technical reports on the design details are available from Mark Moore of NASA Langley.
Source Quality

2 - The source material used to create this model was Essentially Exact. This means detailed dimensions and drawings were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 1 - Build a display model
  • 1 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 1 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 1 - Structures
  • 1 - Weight and balance
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 3 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
Tags experimental , airplane , vtol

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