Joby Aviation, which is developing an “all-electric” aircraft for commercial passenger service, is starting testing at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex (NFAC), the world’s largest wind tunnel. The company said it believes itself to be the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company to test its propeller in the 40-by-80 foot wind tunnel, which is located at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. “Data from propeller testing in the NFAC — widely considered to be the gold standard for aircraft aerodynamics and performance — was instrumental in the development of a range of iconic vehicles, including the space
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