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Tiltduct: NASA 6-passenger UAM Referen​ce Vehicle

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Downloads: 323
Uploaded by: Siena Whiteside
File size: 1836 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 595
Manufacturer N/A (NASA Design)
Model Six-Passenger UAM Reference Vehicle, v1
Units Feet
Description This model represents the first iteration of the NASA six-passenger tiltduct reference vehicle for Urban Air Mobility. The design of the vehicle is described in a technical paper*. The model may be used as a basis for public observation and analysis. This model was created by NASA ARMD’s RVLT Project; questions can be directed to The corresponding technical paper and NDARC model are available for public download at *Whiteside, S. K. S, and Pollard, B. P., “Conceptual Design of a Tiltduct Reference Vehicle for Urban Air Mobility,” Aeromechanics for Vertical Flight Technical Meeting, Vertical Flight Society, San Jose, CA, Jan 25-27, 2022.
Source Quality

1 - The source material used to create this model was Definitive. This means the VSP model is the definition of the vehicle or part (it was built from the model or the model is the best source of infromation available).

Model Suitability
  • 1 - Build a display model
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 3 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 3 - Structures
  • 4 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
Tags airplane , vtol , rotary wing , tiltduct , duct

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