18 propulsion plane


NASA plans to re-equip light aircraft

NASA designs ground-effect vehicles with 18 engines.

Contrary to the expectations of the majority, the ekranoplan does not have much developed speed or power, however, the experiment is primarily aimed at improving the safety of flights. The idea of ​​specialists from NASA is to minimize the chances of engine failure as, in fact, there is enough 12 of small propellers for normal movement of an aircraft, and additional 6 can be used in case of full aircraft loading, and also in order to minimize the chances of it Falls.

It is important to pay attention to the fact that, in its essence, the installation of 18 small engines does not violate the overall dimensions of aircraft, but at the same time will make aircraft more reliable and stable.