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Ace VTOL Trinity (concept design)

Ace VTOL Trinity eVTOL passenger and cargo concept design aircraft

 

Trinity (concept design)
Ace VTOL
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
www.acevtol.com

In 2021, Brett Northey, CEO, founded ACE VTOL in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The company's goal is to design and manufacturer electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM). The company has also stated their aircraft will be able to accept a hybrid-electric power source. The company is in the design stage of its aircraft and has a small staff. As of May 2023, the company has six patents pending. All images copyright Ace VTOL.

Trinity long-range four to seven passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft
The Trinity eVTOL is a four to seven passenger long-range eVTOL passenger concept design aircraft with a baggage compartment in the tail of the fuselage. The aircraft has a forward entry canopy over the spacious cabin. The seating can be configured from four to six people and the cabin can accept a wheelchair. An extended version of the aircraft is planned that can hold seven passengers. The interior can be outfitted with augmented reality entertainment systems and a refrigerated mini bar. The interior can also be outfitted for air cargo service.

We have created a duel redundant SAAS through engineering Blockchain and flight path Holochain that allows A.I. to certify every flight, while assigning a certified remote pilot to oversee and take command when required. —Ace VTOL website, May 30, 2023

Trinity performance specifications

  • Estimated cruise speed: 354 km/h (220 mph)
  • Estimated range: +200 km (+125 miles)
  • H2 model (the extended range model) estimated range: +400 km (+250 miles)
  • Estimated maximum payload for passenger or cargo model: 1,500 kg (3,306 lb)

Trinity piloting and wing configuration
The aircraft will be flown using a low earth orbit satellite-hosted blockchain and an artificial intelligence (AI) flight management system with a virtual reality (VR) pilot interface. This will allow the company to remotely operate the aircraft at any location on the planet with minimal hardware. The aircraft has tandem wings with winglets, to extend the range of the aircraft. Each side of the front wings can rotate up allowing the aircraft to land in a small landing area. The level of stability of the Ace VTOL Trinity aircraft is being configured to ensure that you never spill your Martini. The aircraft has retractable quadricycle strut landing gear.

The dual redundant SaaS system is designed to ensure the eVTOL aircraft's safe operation by providing two independent systems, one for engineering and the other for flight management. The FMS uses Blockchain and Holochain technologies to create a tamper-proof record, ensuring that every eVTOL aircraft maintenance and operation adhere to industry standards before every flight.

The AI Holochain pre-flight certification process further enhances safety by ensuring that every eVTOL aircraft follows the designated flight path to avoids collisions, while being able to adapt to real time changes due to obstacles or emergencies.—Ace VTOL website, May 30, 2023

Trinity Arc Reaction Engine powered by batteries
The company is using Arc Reaction Engines (ARE) which are advanced fluidics electric engines that combines heat from a continuous plasma arc into the central inductive airflow that increases thrust performance. Each Arc engine uses three electric motors in each engine pod, for a total of nine electric motors for the propulsion of the aircraft. The aircraft is powered with batteries that have an eight second recharging cycle. The aircraft also has atmospheric ion in-flight recharging, also called scavenge recharging. That is, the aircraft can recharge its batteries as it flies. An auxiliary power unit can be ordered as a range extender for the aircraft. The aircraft can also be powered using a hybrid-electric power source such as using hydrogen fuel cells. The aircraft has a three stage safety redundancy built into its systems.

Trinity applications and launch date
The Trinity can be used for multiple air transportation missions such as air taxi service, personal air travel, corporate air travel, tourism, emergency medical services, air cargo, military air transportation and more. The air cargo version is piloted autonomously or remotely. The aircraft is also scalable. The company is aiming for a launch date in 2024.

Four passenger model

Four passenger model

Cargo model

Cargo model

Emergency medical service model

Emergency medical service model

Top angeled view

Top angeled view

Top view

Top view

Front view

Front view

 

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: eVTOL or hybrid-electric VTOL passenger and cargo concept design aircraft
  • Piloting: Low earth orbit satellite-hosted blockchain and AI flight management system with a virtual reality pilot interface
  • Capacity: 4 to 7 passengers (and is wheelchair accessible) with luggage space. The extended version, the H2, holds seven passengers.
  • Cruise speed: 354 km/h (220 mph)
  • Range: +200 km (+125 miles)
  • H2 extended range: +400 km (+250 miles)
  • Maximum payload: 1,500 kg (3,306 lb)
  • Propellers: 3 next gen plasma engines
  • Electric motors: 9 electric motors
  • Power source: Batteries with 8 second recharging or hybrid-electric using hydrogen fuel cells. Uses atmospheric ion in-flight recharging.
  • Power source: H2 range extending auxiliary power unit
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
  • Window: Canopy over cockpit
  • Wings: Tandem wings with winglets
  • Landing gear: Retractable quadricycle strut landing gear
  • Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft has a three stage safety redundancy built into its systems.

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