AXIX GP was founded in April 2014 by Laviere D. Rice, Sr., CEO in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The goal of the company is to design and manufacture luxury medium-range hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and for use during vacations without having the burden of using airports or ride sharing. The company has several United States Patents Pending and is actively looking for funding. The name of the company, AXIX, is pronounced A19. The slogan of the company is "Ride like a legend".
The SkyRider Horizon is a hybrid-electric VTOL passenger aircraft concept design which holds at total of nine passengers and one pilot, the pilot has Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to assist in the flying of the aircraft.
The aircraft has a petroleum fueled combustion engine creating electricity for all the aircraft's avionics and systems. The aircraft has four propellers with four electric motors on struts found on the corners of the fuselage for flight in all directions.
The aircraft has a similar look to a four propeller drone but with a major difference of being as large as a van. The Horizon aircraft can land, take off from and float on water. The aircraft is made from carbon fiber composite with a titanium frame keeping the aircraft strong, light and buoyant.
The aircraft has several safety features including AI pilot assistance, multiple redundant subsystems, a ballistic parachute and can float on water. The landing gear has retractable landing struts allowing the aircraft to land easily on any paved surface, uneven ground (such as a grassy field), dirt or any area that is not paved.
The company expects the aircraft to be used for commuting within a city, city to city commuting, fire fighting, medevac and more. AXIX also foresees their aircraft to be used by the military for air transportation and for combat missions.
Piloting: 1 pilot with A.I. assisted flight controls and satellite navigation
Capacity: 9 passengers (seated 3 in a row)
Cruise speed: Unknown
Maximum speed: Unknown
Flight Time: Unknown
Maximu altitude: Unknown
Propellers: 4 propellers
Electric Motors: 4 electric motors
Power source: Hybrid-electric combustion engine
Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite and titanium frame, 2 gull-wing doors on each side of the aircraft
Window: 1 large window in the front of the aircraft and one window on each gull-wing door
Landing gear: Retractable strut-type landing gear, located under the four corners of the fuselage. The aircraft can also land in water as it has the buoyancy of a boat.
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. There are also redundancies in the sub-systems of the aircraft. Anti-collison radar. There is a whole aircraft ballistic. The aircraft can also land in water as it has the buoyancy of a boat.
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