Rescq (concept design)
Thibault Chatillon (inventor)
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Since 2007, Thibault Chatillon has been working with, inventing, flying and designing drones, including designing passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Chatillon is based in Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. In addition, he's designed the first vertiport network in France for eVTOL aircraft and drones. Chatillon is also working on innovative eVTOL aircraft design concepts for advanced aerial mobility (AAM) and air racing. On several of Chatillon's social media accounts, his handle is Tibo Cat Lion.
The Rescq eVTOL concept design aircraft is a flying platform type aerostructure made specifically to rescue people from buildings on fire, or used during a natural disaster or used in other situations where one or more people need air rescued. The platform is square and can carry up to six people. The aircraft has seating in the middle of the aircraft. The aircraft can be flown by a pilot, remotely or when the technology is available, will be flown autonomously. There is a safety fence around the perimeter of the platform with one set of stairs for easy entry and exiting of the aircraft.
The platform is a versatile aircraft and when the seating is removed from the platform, the aircraft can be used to carry cargo. The aircraft could possibly used for other aerial applications such as tourism, patrolling, defense use and anything else a company would need for this type of aircraft. An important feature of the aircraft is the platforms are stackable, making efficient use of space during storage.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger and air cargo concept design aircraft
- Piloting: Piloted, remote or autonomous (when autonomous technology is available)
- Capacity: 6 people
- Propellers: 8 ducted propellers (4 ducts, 2 propellers in each duct)
- Electric motors: 8 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Platform: Open platform with perimeter safety fence
- Landing gear: Lands on the bottom of the ducted fans
- Design feature: The flying platform is stackable for ease of storage
- 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.