Heaviside

Sebastian Thrun, who is my boss at Udacity, is also the CEO of Kitty Hawk. Today, he announced Kitty Hawk’s third-generation eVTOL. The aircraft is called Heaviside, named after electrical engineering pioneer Oliver Heaviside.

The vehicle has rotors for vertical take off and landing (VTOL), and also wings that provide lift for short-range flying.

Most of the press articles seem to highlight how much quieter Heaviside is than a helicopter. To my mind, those, it just looks much more elegant.

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