• +1-703-684-6777
  • news@evtol.news

Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8-SR (prototype)

 

Crimson S8-SR (prototype)
NEO Aeronautics PTE. LTD.
Singapore, Singapore
(no website)

In 2018, NEO Aeronautics was founded by Neo Kok Beng in Singapore. The company is an innovation-driven technology company with a vision to empower individuals and communities for personal urban air travel. The company invested just over $145,000.00 USD into the development of the Crimson S8 hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) passenger multicopter aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM). The company is looking for investors.

Crimson S8-SR one passenger hybrid-electric VTOL prototype multicopter aircraft
During the 2020 Singapore Airshow, Feb. 11-16, the official launch took place of the full scale Crimson S8-SR one passenger hybrid-electric VTOL prototype multicopter aircraft. The multicopter is slated for certification because the company would like to start serial production to take place. The "S" in S8 stands for Sunbird. The aircraft is designed for low-level flight.

The aircraft has a top speed of 100 km/h (60 mph) with a flight time of 20 minutes. The aircraft has eight propellers and eight electric motors to provide all directions of flight such as lift and forward flight. The aircraft has a few new features from the Crimson S8 model, there is a front and rear open grill, a sleeker design, an open cockpit, a roll bar behind the passenger seat and there are four fixed landing struts.

The aircraft is designed as an ultralight to make it easier for people to fly in United States Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) airspace. This means a person will not require a pilot's license to fly the VTOL aircraft. Neo Aeronautics reports it takes about two hours of training to learn how to fly the multicopter and plans on only training those who are 16 years of age and older. The company says it will be as easy to fly as flying a small drone. They plan to have an autopilot but the vehicle is not completely autonomous at this time.

The company has stated they plan on conducting flight testing in Utah, USA.

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric VTOL passenger prototype multicopter
  • Piloting: 1 pilot
  • Maximum speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)
  • Flight time: 20 minutes
  • Propellers: 8 propellers
  • Electric motors: 8 electric motors
  • Power source: Hybrid-electric power source
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
  • Window: Open cockpit
  • Landing gear: 4 fixed landing struts
  • 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.

Related Aircraft:

Company Insights:

Resources: