LIFT first flight
LIFT team members bring out the batteries that power the Hexa, an electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, prior to its first test flight April 4 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The LIFT team completed the aircraft’s first unmanned flight test via remote control. The aircraft, which used 18 motors and propellors, flew for approximately 10 minutes and reached a height of about 50 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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