Open the link to download a PDF. Very interesting stuff. How about some opinions and discussions about the proposed Volterra.
2008 Sponsor – Eurocopter
Project -- to design an advanced VTOL "SMART-COPTER" concept capable of operating from an unprepared area and which minimizes energy consumption throughout the operational envelope.
Winners -- the team of University of Maryland and Korea's Konkuk University (Volterra - The Era of Green PDF 32MB) came in first place while the Georgia Institute of Technology (PDF 8MB) captured second place honors. First place in the undergraduate category was bestowed upon the Pennsylvania State University (PDF 6MB) with second place going to Georgia Institute of Technology. The "Best New Entrant" was Turkey's Middle East Technical University.
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