Small Aircraft Technology

Video: First flight attempt of HyBird Concept

Video: First flight of the HyBird demonstrator
DLR has successfully conducted the first flight of the HyBird demonstrator at the National Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Cochstedt. The flight tests in Cochstedt saw a new aircraft configuration flown for the first time. The current 1:4 scale HyBird demonstrator consists of a high-wing aircraft with a large propeller at each wingtip and at each tip of the V-tail. In the future, this concept will carry five to nine passengers at least 700 to 1000 kilometres.