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Chatillon TriAxes (concept design)

Thibault Chatillon TriAxes eVTOL hoverbike concept design

 

TriAxes (concept design)
Thibault Chatillon (inventor)
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
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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. Cahtillon 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 TriAxes is a one passenger eVTOL hoverbike concept design. The hoverbike has an open cockpit with a motorcycle-type seat, has three ducted propellers, each duct has two propellers, and the aircraft lands on its fuselage and lands on the ducted propeller housings. The aircraft has a flight time of 12 minutes, with several minutes of reserve power. When battery technology matures and has a higher battery density, the range of the aircraft will increase.

The ducted propellers have propeller mesh on both sides of the ducts to protect the pilot, people on the ground and to protect the propellers from foreign debris. The aircraft is expected to be used for advanced aerial mobility, sport flying, tourism, search and rescue, police service and other aviation applications.

TriAxes front view

TriAxes front view

TriAxes rear view

TriAxes rear view

TriAxes side view

TriAxes side view

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: eVTOL hoverbike
  • Piloting: 1 pilot
  • Flight time: 12 minutes
  • Maximum payload: 80 kg (176 lb)
  • Propellers: 6 propellers
  • Electric motors: 6 electric motors
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
  • Window: Open cockpit
  • Landing gear: Lands on its fuselage and propeller ducts
  • 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.

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