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Chatillon Triton (series of concept design aircraft)

Thibault Chatillon's Triton series of one passenger eVTOL multicopter aircraft

 

Triton (series of concept design aircraft)
Thibault Chatillon (inventor)
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
www.tibo-cat-lion.tumblr.com

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 Triton is a series (Version 1 through Version 6) of a one passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft all of which have a similar fuselage and propeller configuration. All versions have an enclosed cockpit. The aircraft is notable for holding only one passenger, three propellers in the form of a triangle, has a multiple polygon-type design and lands on the bottom of the fuselage. There is an exception with V6 but V6 is still part of the Tritron series of aircraft.

Version 1 through Version 5 have three propellers, where two propellers are located in the rear of the aircraft and one propeller is located in the front of the aircraft. The exception is Version 6, two ducted stacked propellers are in the front of the aircraft and there is one set of stacked propellers in the rear of the aircraft. As each duct has has stacked propellers, for a total of six propellers on the aircraft. Version 6 has a curved and smooth contour for its fuselage. Even though Version 6 has multiple differences than the first five versions, V6 is based on the Triton design series.

Here's a breakdown of the versions:

  • Version 1:  Two propellers in the rear, one propeller in the front. The rear propellers face upward. The front propeller faces downward. All propellers have propellers guards. Enclosed cockpit.
  • Version 2:  Two propellers in the rear, one propeller in the front. The rear propellers face upward. The front propeller faces downward. No propeller guards. Enclosed cockpit.
  • Version 3:  Version 2:  Two propellers in the rear, one propeller in the front. The rear propellers face upward. The front propeller faces downward. No propeller guards. Enclosed cockpit. There is a slight fuselage design change from V2 to V3.
  • Version 4:  The propellers are all mounted on the top of a triangle-type-roof on the fuselage. Two propellers in the rear, one propeller in the front. All propellers face upward.  No propeller guards. Enclosed cockpit. There is a major design change from V1-3 to V4.
  • Version 5:  The propellers are all mounted on the top of a triangle-type-roof on the fuselage. Two propellers in the rear, one propeller in the front. All propellers face upward.  No propeller guards. Enclosed cockpit. V5's fuselage is similar to V4 but V5 has a smoother polygon fuselage and has two vertical stabilizers on the top of the fuselage.
  • Version 6: All propellers are within the fuselage and each duct has stacked propellers for a total of 6 propellers for the entire aircraft. 2 sets of propellers are in the front of the fuselage and 1 set of propellers are in the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft's fuselage is a very modern streamlined and is a smooth fuselage. Enclosed cockpit.
Triton V1

Triton V1

Triton V2 though V5

Triton V2 though V5

Triton V2 through V6

Triton V2 through V6

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: Series of eVTOL passenger concept design aircraft
  • Piloting: 1 pilot
  • Maximum payload: 150 kg (331 lb)
  • Propellers: 3 propellers (Version 6 has 6 propellers)
  • Electric motors: 3 electric motors (Version 6 has 6 electric motors)
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Unknown
  • Window: Canopy over cockpit
  • Landing gear: Lands on its own fuselage
  • Safety features: Only Version 6 has Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo.

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