aG-4 eVTOLaeroG Aviation LLCWoodland Park, New Jersey, USAwww.aerogllc.com Founded in August 2016 by Robert Gomez, aeroG Aviation LLC is focused on creating industry-changing innovations. With theoretical proofs and simulation science to determine the feasibility and capabilities of our projects, aeroG says it provides technical data, blueprints, and support for its aircraft designs directly to aircraft manufacturers: “Creating business partnerships to help develop new forms of transportation.” Before the company was founded, the team’s first simulation project was the UV-4 UAV, an unmanned cargo aircraft developed at Bergen Community College in 2015 by the company founder. The project was funded by the college’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant. The project was first released on Microsoft Flight Simulation X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v3 in Jan. 2017. The research developed by this group formed the basis for aeroG Aviation LLC. The aG-4 is a hybrid-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft that can cruise at 280+ kt (322+ mph, 519+ km/h) and transport passengers and/or cargo. It was launched in Nov. 2017 based on the revised UV-4. The aG-4 can use either hybrid-electric or full-electric to power the tilting ducted rotors. For the hybrid version, the engine’s exhaust nozzles (located both sides of the fuselage) rotates its position to add vectored thrust in vertical takeoff, transition and forward flight modes. This aircraft can operate in excess of 300 kt (345 mph, 556 km/h) while only producing thrust from the two forward fans in the cruise mode, cutting down on power consumption and noise while during the longest part of flight. In addition to the lift produced by the ducts, the aircraft is designed as a lifting body. The aircraft also has the increased safety of a ballistic recovery system. The aircraft would fly manned in a highly augmented cockpit. It would also utilize multiple OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens that display images taken from the exterior of the fuselage, binding the passenger’s sense of sight and imagination with the illusion of a glass cabin. The goal of the development team was to create an aircraft that can serve aviation customers and cargo deliverers who need vertical takeoff and landing and want the high-end performance of a small jet or turboprop aircraft. In 2018, aeroG Aviation completed the design and specifications for its manned passenger aircraft and the UV-4 is released for Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D v4 introducing structural improvements and autopilot features. In 2019, the company filed for an aeronautical patent to protect their unique design and method of propulsion. Currently, the small startup research company is searching for partnerships with existing aviation manufacturing companies to bring their aircraft to the market. Specifications: Aircraft type: hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft with ducted fans Pilots: 2 Passengers: 10 Cruise speed: 280 kts (322 mph, 519 km/h) …
GyroBikeMadrid, Spainwww.gyrobiketurismodeaventura.com Gyrobike was established in September 2011 in Spain with the vision of providing a clean electric aircraft to help everyone commute freely in the urban environment. Gyrobike is an electric propulsion Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL) ultralight aircraft. The aircraft as a main ducted rotor above the aircraft for lift and has two horizontal ducted propellers on each of side of the aircraft to help with forward flight and maneuverability. The top rotor has multiple rotorblades for take off and landing and are closed during forward flight. The Gyrobike has been made as an ultralight aircraft (less than 70 kg or 154 lbs) to allow it to be on the market earlier than it’s other eVTOL competitors due to less restrictions for pilot certification. GyroBike has also created another aircraft called the GyroPack. It’s a personal Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft for one passenger which has been made as an all turbine gas powered aircraft or has the option of being a hybrid-electric VTOL as well. The ducted fans on each side of the aircraft can rotate to help with maneuverability of the aircraft. GyroBike has been participated in Phase I, Phase II, and in Phase III of the GoFly Prize competition. GyroBike Details: Speed: 30 – 80 kmh (18 – 50 mph) Vertical Take-Off and Landing Maximum flight time: 2 hours Empty Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs) Dimensions: Less than 5 X 5 m (16.4 X 16.4 ft) Very low stall speed Navigation through app Complies with the European free flight regulations for aircraft under 70 kg (154 lbs) and its North American equivalent FAR 103 Pilot license not required but pilot courses recommended Fuel: Battery, all electric Resources: Search eVTOL news posts GyroBike website GyroBike Twitter GyroBike LinkedIn Article: Gyrobike wins the Aerospace Innovation award from the Global Robot Expo, RPAS Drones, May 14, 2019 Article: Gyrobike: Aerocycle for Smart Aerogreenways, Prades, Nov. 3, 2018Video: GyroBike Aerocycle For Smart Aerogreenways, Prades, Nov. 1, 2018 Tags: GyroBike, Electric Rotorcraft, 1 Passenger, eVSTOL, Electric/Batteries, Hybrid-Electric VTOL, Personal Air Vehicle, Piloted, VFS Member
Electric Hybrid All eVTOL aircraft that utilize both electricity and fossil fuels Aergility ATLIS aeroG Aviation aG-4 Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante Aurora LightningStrike (defunct) AutoFlightX BAT600 Axix SkyRider SuvA Bell Air Taxi Davinci ZeroG Dufour aEro 2 ElectraFly ElectraFlyer Flexcraft Jetoptera J2000 Joby Aviation Lotus (defunct) Moller Skycar M200 Moller Skycar M400 PAV-X PAV-X Ultralight PFV Personal Flying Device Ray VTOL Aircraft Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 UAS Samad Starling Jet Talaria Hermes I Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X VerdeGo Aero PAT200 Vickers WAVE eVTOL Vimana AAV Volerian VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan Workhorse SureFly XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 View all pages with the tag “Electric Hybrid”
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Initial Design All eVTOL aircraft that are still mock-ups aeroG Aviation aG-4 AeroMobil 5.0 Aeroxo ERA Aviabike AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante AutoFlightX BAT600 Autonomous Flight Y6S Avianovations Hepard Axix SkyRider SuvA Bell Air Taxi Carter Aviation Air Taxi CollaborativeBee Mini-Bee Dekatone (unnamed) Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi Embraer DreamMaker EVA X01 Flexcraft Georgia TechHummingBuzz Hi-Lite Lynx-us HoverSurf Drone Taxi R-1 HoverSurf Scorpion Jetpack Aviation (unnamed) Joby Aviation S2 (defunct) Karem Butterfly KARI PAV Kármán XK-1 Leap Vantage Napoleon Aero VTOL NASA Puffin Neoptera eOpter Neva Aerospace AirQuadOne PAV-UL Ultralight PAV-X Penn State University Blue Sparrow PFV Personal Flying Device Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) Pop.Up Next Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 Scoop Pegasus 1 Sikorsky VERT Silverwing S1 Skypod Aerospace Skypod Supervolant Pegasus Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony University of Kansas Mamba Varon V200 Vickers WAVE eVTOL Volerian Voyzon Aerospace e-VOTO VRCO NeoXCraft Vision VTOL VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan XTI Aircraft Trifan 600 Zenith Altitude EOPA View all pages with the tag “Initial Design”
Vectored Thrust An eVTOL aircraft that uses any of its thrusters for lift and cruise A³ Vahana ACS Aviation aeroG Aviation aG-4 AgustaWestland Project Zero AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Aston Martin Volante Aufeer Design Flying Taxi Aurora Flight Sciences LightningStrike (defunct) Autonomous Flight Y6S Aviaereo Aereo-bee Bartini Flying Car Bell Autonomous Pod Transport Bell Nexus Beta Technologies (prototype) Collaborative Mini-Bee DeLorean Aerospace DR-7 Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi Dufour aEro2 Eco’Trip EVA X01 EVA Valkyr Future Transportation Concept Gizio CellCraft G150 Gizio CellCraft G450 Gizio DDRH/DDVL Gizio EJ11 ElectroJet Grug Group Business eVTOL Jet Grug Group Ghost X V1 Grug Group Ghost X V2.2 Grug Group Ghost X V3 Grug Group Personal eVTOL Jet Grug Group SBX HopFlyt Venturi Hoversurf Formula (No wing) Imaginactive Transvolution JAXA Hornisse 2B Jetoptera J2000 Joby Aviation Lotus (defunct) Joby Aviation S2 (defunct) Joby Aviation S4 Karem Butterfly KARI PAV KineticCo Aerospace and Advanced Technologies Kitty Hawk Heaviside Kronstadt Air Taxi Lilium Jet Lilium Jet “Eagle” Prototype (Defunct) Macchina Volontis Flying Car Moller Skycar M200 Moller Skycar M400 MyDraco NASA Greased Lightning NFT ASKA Neoptera eOpter Opener BlackFly Paragon VTOL Aerospace T21 Raptor Porsche (unnamed) PteroDynamics Transwing Ray Research VTOL Aircraft Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 (dormant) Sabrewing Rhaegal Samad Aerospace HUMA SKYLYS Aircraft AO Starling Jet Supervolant Pegasus Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X Transcend Air Vy 400 Uber Elevate eCRM-001 Uber Elevate eCRM-004 VerdeGo Aero PAT200 Vertiia Vickers WAVE eVTOL Vimana AAV Vision VTOL Volerian Voyzon e-VOTO VRCO NeoXCraft VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan XTI Aircraft Trifan 600 Zenith Altitude EOPA Zeva Zero Not what you’re looking for? Check out our listing of all eVTOL aircraft!
Welcome to the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory, first started in 2016 when there were only a half-dozen known designs. Here, we have categorized all known electric and hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concepts.
From Concept to Prototype in 180 Days By Pascal Chretien Vertiflite March/April 2012 The Project The advent of high power density batteries has prompted the emergence of highly efficient electric powertrains now flying on light fixed-wing aircraft. Rotary-wing aircraft, with one of the highest power demands in the aviation world, has been left outside of the electric realm. Designing a 100% electrically-powered manned helicopter is a highly challenging exercise and hasn’t been successfully attempted until today. In late 2009, Eric Chantriaux, the managing director of Solution F, a French-based company, decided to design, build and fly the world’s first fully electric powered helicopter. The deadline was aggressive: 6 months from concept to prototype. Real design work started in August 2010 and machining started the following month. All development was conducted in Venelles, France. Design With a consumption of 8 to 10% of total hover power, a tail rotor was not welcome. Side by side, intermeshing, propeller arrays, and coaxial configurations were all studied. It was found that a coaxial twin rotor would lead to the best compromise between airframe weight and rotor efficiency. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis using ANSYS Fluent showed that, for power optimization, unequal rotor diameters were appropriate. Conventional cyclic and flight controls were replaced by a weight shifting system, resulting in significant weight savings. However this arrangement required flying with reversed roll and pitch controls, and a mechanical flight simulator was subsequently developed for training. Free flight stability analysis was conducted using MSC Adams. An energy absorbing composite landing gear was designed to withstand a 2 m (6.6 ft) drop and protect the 58 kg (128 lb) of lithium-ion polymer batteries located under the pilot’s seat. Due to cost and time constraints, the airframe was made of welded 7020 aluminum tubing. Although a few kilograms heavier than a composite airframe, this could be produced in days while still possessing fair and predictable crashworthiness. Rotor System Analysis Two distinct methods were used to determine power requirements in hover and in flight: an analytical method run on MATLAB based on relations derived from flight tests, and by 3D CFD analysis using FLUENT (Figure 2). The convergence of both methods validated power requirement estimation. With a main rotor disk plane located 2.5 m (8.2 ft) above the skids, and a radius of 2 m, the rotor system operates out of ground effect most of the time. A somewhat unorthodox rotor system is used because given a fixed pitch system, rotor inertia is the enemy of power response; consequently, the blades had to be made as light as possible. An extruded multi-cell structure (Figure 3) keeps the blade’s weight down to 1.9 kg (4.2 lb), yet offers outstanding torsional stiffness. Although not being optimum as far as fatigue is concerned, …