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Airbus Unveils Thor, Their Fully 3D Printed Unmanned Test Aircraft

Posted by Marco Sterk on

European airliner maker Airbus has designed, built and flown an entirely 3D printed unmanned air vehicle (UAV) which it has designated Thor. This was reported by Airbus head of emerging technologies & concepts Peter Sander at the Innovation Days 2016 media conference on Monday in Hamburg. Thor is an acronym for Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality."Thor is a test platform for high risk investigations," said Sander. These will be aerodynamic investigations. "We will prove the concept and establish if it works, or not." Different aerodynamic concepts can be tested using a 3D printed UAV which can be designed and...

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