Clip-Air to test modular capsule-based aircraft with a small-scale drone
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Back in 2013, we reported on the design of a unique system of air transportation based on modular capsules called Clip-Air, which was created by Switzerland's Federal Polytechnic Institute (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). The two-part craft is composed of the flying component (the airframe, cockpit, and engines) and the capsules, which are detachable pods that can be configured to carry passengers or cargo loads. Engineers have spent several years developing the design and now the company...