Pegasus (concept design)
Supervolant is an aviation start-up company that is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company is in the business of designing and manufacturing hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM). The company is in stealth mode and has released very little information about their aircraft. The company states on their website that a hybrid-electric power source will be using a hybrid hydrogen battery.
Pegasus passenger hybrid-electric VTOL concept design aircraft
The Pegasus is a two passenger (or one pilot and one passenger) hybrid-electric VTOL concept design aircraft that uses a hybrid-electric power source using hydrogen hybrid batteries. The company does not have any pictures of their aircraft on their website but a Pinterest post has a Pegasus aircraft concept design image and is the image used above. The Pinterest post identifies the aircraft as the Supervolant's Pegasus and the post says the company is located in Germany.
The aircraft holds one pilot, one passenger and their luggage. In the future, the aircraft could be remotely piloted or flown by an autonomous AI pilot. The cruise speed and other flight specifications are unknown as of November 2023. The aircraft does have long tandem wings and therefore can be surmised the aircraft has been made for long-range travel. Both sets of wings have winglets to increase the efficiency and range of the aircraft. The fuselage and wings will be made from carbon fiber composite material for a high strength and low weight ratio.
The aircraft has four ducted tilt-propellers on the middle of the trailing edge of each wing that will provide vertical flight, transition from vertical to forward flight (and the reverse) and will be used for forward flight. The aircraft has large panoramic wrap around windows allowing forward, left and right visibility for spectacular views with a solid roof above the passenger compartment. The aircraft has an angled vertical twin tail (two vertical stabilizers at an outward angle) and two smaller outward angled vertical stabilizers pointing downward. The aircraft has retractable tricycle wheeled landing gear. The aircraft has the safety feature of being to able to land like an airplane if an emergency situation demands landing like a conventional aircraft.
As of November 2023, no information has been provided by the company when prototypes or production models are planned to be manufactured and tested.
- Aircraft type: Passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft
- Piloting: 1 pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Made for long-range travel (for example, city to city travel)
- Propellers: 4 ducted tilt-propellers
- Electric motors: 4 electric motors
- Power source: Hybrid-electric hydrogen batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Panoramic wrap around windows allowing forward, left and right visibility for spectacular views with a solid roof above the passenger compartment
- Wings: Tandem wings with winglets
- Tail: Outward angled twin tail
- Landing gear: Retractable tricycle wheeled 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.