Vasilatos Ianis & Richard Mansell
In 2016 from Romania, designer Vasilatos Ianis and engineer Richard Mansell developed an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) cargo aircraft concept design as a proposal to Airbus Group. (All images used with permission.)
The Processor 007 eVTOL heavy-lift cargo drone is designed for air cargo delivery and to help in rescue operations. The cargo drone has also been designed to make the entire process of using the aircraft, from assembling the aircraft, to and taking the drone apart easily, to inputting flight coordinates in an easy fashion and to making the loading and unloading of cargo as simple as possible.
The cargo drone has been made as a modular design allowing the drone to be assembled and disassembled for ease of use for transporting the drone (by car, truck, boat, helicopter, plane), storing the drone and to allow maintenance to be done in a timely manner. The aircraft has six main parts which none are more than 2 meters (6 feet, 6.7 inches) in length. The largest parts of the aircraft are the four wings and two fuselage pieces, which have been made for a single person to carry without the assistance from other people.
No information is available if Airbus Group is interested in exploring the Processor 007 cargo drone design.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL heavy-lift cargo drone
- Piloting: Remote or autonomous
- Capacity: Cargo only
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Propellers: 5
- Electric Motors: 5
- Power source: Batteries
- Cargo bay: 99 cm L X 60 cm W X 26 cm H (3-1/4 ft L X 2 ft W X 10 in H)
- Width and length: 4 m X 4 m (~13 feet, 1 inch X ~13 feet, 1 inch)
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Wings: 4
- Landing gear: Four fixed downward fins which double as landing gear and rudders while in flight. Wheels are attached to the bottom of the fins.
- Safety Features: VTOL propellers within wings to keep ground personnel safe if the propeller are moving. Has a ballistic whole aircraft parachute. Aluminum cooling fins are provided for all motors to keep their temperatures down and minimize overheating of the motors. Sensors can control the aircraft if the main computer goes down.