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Giles G-200 Aircraft

Date Added

14 August 2008




"Unidym, Inc, a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation, announced today the first flight of an aircraft incorporating Unidym's carbon nanotubes into its airframe for increased strength and flexibility to combat the effects of aerodynamic stress and engine vibration. On April 11th Avalon Aviation's Giles G-200 aircraft flew with Unidym's carbon nanotubes incorporated into its carbon fiber composite engine cowling. The Giles G-200 is a high performance, single engine fully aerobatic carbon composite aircraft."


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