Scout (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 Scout is an armed military hybrid-electric VTOL one passenger concept design aircraft that has a canopy over the cockpit. The aircraft has two large ducted propellers with two propellers in each duct, making a total of four propellers. The ducted propellers are stationary and are located on the top rear of the fuselage, providing lift during all phases of flight. There are also two electric ducted fans (EDFs) on each side of the rear area of the fuselage for forward flight. This makes a total of six electric motors for the aircraft. The aircraft has an H-tail (two vertical stabilizers and one horizontal stabilizer) and has retractable tricycle wheeled landing gear.
- Aircraft type: Miliary armed hybrid-electric VTOL one passenger scout concept design aircraft
- Piloting: Pilot optional
- Propellers: 2 ducted propellers (4 propellers), and 2 electric ducted fans (EDFs)
- Electric motors: 6 electric motors
- Power source: Hybrid-electric
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Window: Canopy over cockpit
- Tail: 1 H-tail (two vertical stabilizers)
- Landing gear: Retractable tricycle wheeled landing gear
- 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.