Merk Heli T-Arrow (concept design)
Heli T-Arrow (concept design)
Tim Merk is a talented, visionary and prolific concept designer residing in the picturesque city of Minsk, Belarus. Merk's artistic journey began with a formal education in fine arts where he honed his skills in various traditional mediums. Embracing the digital realm, Merk mastered software tools and techniques, seamlessly integrating traditional and digital methods into his workflow. He his work can be found in graphic novels, video games, the movie industry and on online art websites. Misk has designed many types of vehicles including ground and air vehicles. For his aircraft concepts, he has designed many types of hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) passenger concept design aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM).
The Heli T-Arrow is a two passenger hybrid-electric VTOL passenger concept design aircraft made for advanced air mobility. The aircraft is flown by one pilot, holds one passenger and has room for luggage. The aircraft has a canopy over the cockpit providing excellent views for the pilot and passenger. The cruise speed, cruise altitude, range and flight time are unknown. The aircraft has a maximum payload of approximately 275 kg (606 lb).
The aircraft has four propellers, four electric motors and is powered by a hybrid-electric power source. There is one small forward swept wing which helps increase the range of the aircraft. The tail is modified inverted V-tail with a small horizontal stabilizer. It is unknown what type of landing gear the aircraft has but the aircraft most likely has retractable landing gear.
- Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric VTOL passenger concept design aircraft
- Piloting: 1 pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Maximum payload: 275 kg (606 lb)
- Propellers: 4 propellers
- Electric motors: 4 electric motors
- Power source: Hybrid-electric power source
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Window: Canopy over cockpit
- Wings: 1 small forward swept wing
- Tail: Inverted V-tail with a small vertical stabilizer
- Landing gear: Unknown. Possibly retractable 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 of critical components in the sub-systems of the aircraft.
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