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Micor Technologies Variable Geometry VTOL aircraft (VAGEV)

Variable Geometry VTOL aircraft (VAGEV)

 

Variable Geometry VTOL aircraft (VAGEV)
Micor Technologies LLC 
Norton Shores, Michigan, USA 
www.micortec.com

Founded in 2014, Micor Technology LLC is based in West Michigan (USA) and is a groundbreaking engineering and product development company who employs skilled engineers and scientists creating disrupting technologies related to power and mobility for both military and commercial use. The company charter is to use innovative engineering for emerging markets to extend the range of electric vehicles and aircraft.

The company's plan is to develop new technologies such as high-power density and multi-fuel engines hybrid-electric power sources, which are safe and cost-effective for both power and mobility uses such as ground, marine, air vehicles and co-generation systems (on-site power generation) for buildings and manufacturing plants.

The Variable Geometry VTOL aircraft (VAGEV) is designed as an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) which holds one or two passengers. The company has made the aircraft flexible enough to change the aircraft to have hybrid-electric powertrain to extend its range. Both aircraft have cruise speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) but the one person aircraft has a range of 140 km (87) while the two passenger aircraft has a range of 80 km (50 miles). Both aircraft has a back-up reserve of battery power of 10 minutes.

One of the keys, according to the company, is the ability of this aircraft to be purchased as either an all electric aircraft or a hybrid-electric aircraft. If a long range is needed than our current battery technology allows, the customer can have a multi-fuel engine, for a hybrid-electric aircraft powertrain, which will extend the range of the aircraft. With the hybrid-electric model, there are still battery packs inside the aircraft for ground and flight operations.

Micro Technology proposes that their Variable Geometry VTOL aircraft (VAGEV) hybrid-electric concept design improves maneuverability during VTOL and hover, including in high wind conditions, has an increased flight range, has smooth transitions in all stages of VTOL and forward flight, keep the aircraft compact when taking off or landing, increases payload weight, and protects its passengers and ground crew when landed.

One Passenger Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: Variable Geometry eVTOL Variable Geometry. Can be converted to a hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft for greater range.
  • Capacity: 1 person
  • Cruise speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
  • Estimated maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Range: 140 km (87)
  • Reserve time: 10 minutes
  • Max. take-off weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Maximum payload: 100 kg (220 lb)
  • Propellers: 6
  • Propeller diameter: 1.5 m (4 ft, 11 in)
  • Electric Motors: 6 (or more)
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber
  • Windows: Panoramic windows with wrap around window design allowing forward, left, and right visibility, for spectacular views, with a solid roof above the passenger compartment
  • Landing gear: Unknown
  • Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft.

Two Passenger Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: Variable Geometry eVTOL Variable Geometry. Can be converted to a hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft for greater range.
  • Capacity: 2 persons
  • Cruise speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
  • Estimated maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Range: 80 km (50 miles)
  • Reserve time: 10 minutes
  • Max. take-off weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Maximum payload: 200 kg (441 lb)
  • Propellers: 6
  • Propeller diameter: 1.5 m (4 ft, 11 in)
  • Electric Motors: 6 (or more)
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber
  • Windows: Panoramic windows with wrap around window design allowing forward, left, and right visibility, for spectacular views, with a solid roof above the passenger compartment
  • Landing gear: Unknown
  • Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft.

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