Volerian Air Taxis

Volarian (Test Rig)
Volerian
www.volerian.com

Volarian is a new concept vectored thrust Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft using multiple ducts with internal flapping wings.

There are several configurations using the Volarian concept at this time. Each consists or a series of specially shaped ducts extending beyond the fuselage. Within each duct are one of two flapping wings driven by cams on a rotating shaft that can lift the vehicle of propel it in its cruise mode. A stator wing is located downstream from the main duct assembly to increase efficiency. The flapping action of each internal duct wing creates a stream of thrust producing vortices known as a reverse Kármán vortex street. Should the Volarian system lose power the fluttering of the wings, caused by air flowing up through the ducts, will create drag and act like a parachute. The system can be constructed from composite materials using a straight forward pultrusion methods reducing manufacturing costs.

Volarian predicts the first aircraft will be introduced in about five years. It has not been announced if it will be electric, electric-hybrid or gas powered.

The company is also planning on a modular factory design which could be delivered to multiple production partners.

Volerian Air Taxis
Volerian air taxis
Volerian Top View
Volerian top view
Fast Volerian variation
Fast Volerian variation
Wings and Ducts
Cam shaft
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VolerianWingless (Multicopter)Initial Design5 PassengersElectric Hybrid Autonomous