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Light Aircraft Manufacturer CubCrafters Tests Electric Lift Augmentation to Enable Slower Flight for Short Field Operations

In an effort to extract additional lift from the wing of their light aircraft, CubCrafters is testing electric ducted fans mounted to a slat on the wing’s leading edge. This system, known as the Electric Lift Augmenting Slat (ELAS) is intended to augment existing lift during takeoff and landing. By enabling flight at slower speeds, the aim is to further reduce the already strong short-field performance of their aircraft models.

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