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January 10, 2017
Vanilla aircraft proves to be anything but plain
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 06, 2017
A DARPA-backed small business effort broke boundaries for long-endurance flight this month by launching a uniquely designed, combustion-powered unmanned aircraft that stayed aloft for more than two days and two nights. The flight was terminated several days ahead of schedule because of incoming weather. But the craft-built by Vanilla Aircraft of Falls Church, Virginia-landed safely with more than half its fuel still onboard, suggesting it is capable of setting additional records for powered flight ... read more

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