Dragonfly (concept design)
Macomb Township, Michigan, USA
Doug Didia is a prolific visualization designer based in Macomb Township, Michigan, USA. Didia has designed and/or has made CGI product visualizations of cars, trucks, jeeps, vans, tractor trailers, farm equipment, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft, tanks, military vehicles, military helicopters, military airplanes, military ships and more. He is also a creative director, marketing professional, branding professional, creative concept development, virtual experimentation, defines narratives, a storyteller, visioneer, a conventional illustrator, digital imaging, graphic designer, creates advertising campaigns and more.
The Dragonfly is a scalable military heavy-lift eVTOL air cargo concept design aircraft that is pilot optional. The aircraft has four ducted propellers with two propellers in each duct making a total of eight propellers. There are eight electric motors that power the propellers. The aircraft has an H-tail (has two vertical stabilizers on a short horizontal stabilizer) and has four landing struts. The aircraft typically slings its payload under the aircraft. There is a limited payload area inside the aircraft.
- Aircraft type: Scalable heavy-lift eVTOL air cargo aircraft
- Piloting: Pilot optional
- Propellers: 4 ducted propellers (8 propellers)
- Electric motors: 8 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Window: Canopy over cockpit
- Wings: Canard wings
- Tail: 1 H-tail
- Landing gear: 4 landing struts
- 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.