Processor 007 (concept design)
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.)
Processor scalable eVTOL air cargo concept design drone
The Processor 007 is a scalable remotely piloted heavy-lift eVTOL air cargo drone 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 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 aircraft has five propellers, five electric motors and is powered by battery packs. The aircraft has tandem wings, the front set of wings are forward swept wings and the rear set of wings are swept wings. At the end of each wing is a propeller-in-wing and in the center rear of the drone is one pusher propeller. The wings fold up for ease of storage and on the ground and on ships. The landing gear is fixed and the structure supporting the wheels have been designed as vertical stabilizers. The aircraft is made from carbon fiber composite for a high strength and low weight ratio. There is also a whole aircraft emergency ballistic parachute in case of an unexpected inflight emergency. The aircraft has fixed quadricycle wheeled landing gear.
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 (car, truck, ship, helicopter, airplane), 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 eVTOL air cargo drone design.
- Aircraft type: Scalable eVTOL heavy-lift air cargo drone
- Piloting: Remote or autonomous
- Capacity: Cargo only
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Maximum payload: Over 45 kg (100 lb)
- Propellers: 5 propellers (4 VTOL-only propellers, 1 pusher propeller)
- Electric Motors: 5 electric motors
- Power source: Battery packs
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- 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)
- Wings: Tandem wings
- Vertical stabilizers: 4 downward fixed vertical stabilizer fins and double as landing gear struts. The landing wheels are attached to the bottom of the fins.
- Landing gear: Fixed quadricycle wheeled landing gear
- 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.