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X-57 Maxwell Simplified CRM v.4.4.1

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Downloads: 802
Uploaded by: Brandon Litherland (NASA LaRC)
File size: 2028 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 408
Manufacuter NASA
Model X-57 Maxwell
Units Inches
Description This model represents NASA's X-57 Maxwell, a manned, fully electric, experimental aircraft demonstrating distributed propulsion and blown-wing high-lift devices. The model is a redacted copy of the official X-57 aerodynamic reference OML (version 4.4.1) used to generate technical data ( The X-57 Maxwell is a sub-project of NASA's FDC Project. While this model is intended to very accurately match the X-57 detailed design, each part is an approximation. Users should not assume that the components exactly represent the true X-57 design. This model has many components. We recommend using OpenVSP version 3.16.2 to load the model initially. The full detail CRM, which includes control surfaces and all propellers, is located at the NASA LaRC X-57 info page: Questions about the model can be addressed to
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 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 1 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 1 - Build a display model
  • 3 - Weight and balance
  • 3 - Structures
  • 3 - Check internal layout/volume
Tags general aviation , experimental , electric , nasa , fdc , x-57 , maxwell , dep , high-lift , distributed thrust

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Version of X-57 Maxwell Version Differences: This version updates the previous model based on SCEPTOR v.4.1.0. Propeller disks, fuselage shape, wing placement, and more have been altered.


Brandon Litherland (NASA LaRC) (September 3, 2019 at 13:03):

X-57 Technical Data Page: X-57 Full-Detail Common Research Model: Questions:

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