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.
His work can be found in graphic novels, video games, the movie industry and on online art websites. Merk 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).
T Copter Car 25 hybrid-electric passenger VTOL concept design multicopter aircraft
The T Copter Car 25 is a hybrid-electric two passenger VTOL concept design multicopter 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 front of the aircraft has one small forward swept wing and the rear of the aircraft has one swept back wing. At the end of each of these wings are the ducted propeller assembly units. These small tandem wings help increase the range of the aircraft and provide better stability during flight in all types of weather. The aircraft has eight propellers, eight electric motors and is powered by a hybrid-electric power source.
Another wing feature are the futuristic blended strakes located on each side of the front of the aircraft and continue to the rear of the fuselage. Then these long strakes eventually merge into the rear modified horizontal and vertical stabilizer. It is unknown what type of landing gear is on the aircraft but the aircraft most likely has 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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