Researchers hope to fly an early version of the modified Tecnam P2006T piloted X-plane early next year, enabling NASA engineers to easily compare the performance of the X-57 version with the standard production Tecnam P2006T Twin.
During EAA Air Venture 2016 Walter Da Costa, Tecnam Global Sales and Marketing Director, gave the book of Pascale Brother “L’aviazione dei fratelli Pascale” to Sean Clarke, NASA Flight System Engineer at Dryden Flight Research Center. Soon the book will be available in english.
With a P2006T with 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”
Tecnam had been selected to provide an Integrated Training System (ITS), including three Tecnam P2006T Twins to the Italian Air Force (ITA AF).