Tusi Technology Demonstrator
In 2018 in Turkey, the University Mechatronics Department of Gelisim University set out to design and produce an all electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
The Tusi Technology Demonstrator is a one passenger eVTOL to validate the technology and aerodynamics of the all-electric aircraft. While the technology demonstrator holds one passenger, it's first test flights were flown uncrewed by using remote control to pilot the aircraft. The aircraft is a small multicopter with an open cockpit, has four propellers, four electric motors, is powered by batteries and has fixed skid landing gear. As many aircraft inventors know, having a flying demonstrator is a crucial step in the process of creating a successful production model for serial manufacturing.
The inventors foresee the Tusi as being sold to both the commercial and military markets. In addition, the aircraft is scalable up to four passengers and can also be reconfigured for air cargo transportation.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft and is scalable
- Piloting: 1 person
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Flight Time: Unknown
- Propellers: 4 propellers
- Electric Motors: 4 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Unknown
- Windows: Open cockpit
- Landing gear: Fixed fixed skid landing gear
- Gelisim University website
- Video: Turkish Flying Car "TUSI" - First Flight Tests, Mersus Robotik, Dec. 21, 2020
- Article: Domestic and National Flying Car Tusi Started Test Drives, Railly News, Oct. 19, 2020
- Article: A brother came to Cezeri: Test drives of the flying car 'Tusi', which is entirely the work of Turkish engineers, have begun, Yenisafak, Oct. 19, 2020
- Article: Domestic and national flying car TUSI started test drives, Gelisim University, Oct. 20, 2020
- Video: Gelisim University of Istanbul, Tusi flying car, Gelisim University, Sept. 17, 2019
- Video: Turkish Flying Car "Tusi" Exhibited at Musiad Expo, Mersus Robotik, Jan. 9, 2021