Los Angeles, California, USA
Talyn Air was founded in 2019 by Jamie Gull, CEO and Evan Mucasey, CTO, in Los Angeles, California (USA). The company has developed an intercity electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concept design aircraft.
The unnamed Talyn Air concept design holds five passengers, has an estimated cruise speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), a range of 350 miles (563 km) and will provide door-to-door air service reducing trip time for the air traveler. The concept design uses a dual vehicle, with a VTOL vehicle used for takeoff and landing. At takeoff, the lift vehicle transports the airplane into the air and once at a designated cruising speed, the lift vehicle will detach from the airplane. The airplane will then fly free of the VTOL lift vehicle to its destination. At the destination, another lift vehicle will attach itself to the airplane, to land the aircraft. The company has not stated how either aircraft will be piloted.
The electric airplane has wide and tall windows for a nice passenger experience and the electric motor will provide a quieter ride. In addition, this airplane will also help reduce carbon emissions which will ultimately help reduce climate change.
The company website provides no information on the timeline of when subscale or full-scale prototypes will be made. There is also no information from Talyn Air when a production aircraft is estimated to be made.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL aircraft
- Piloting: Unknown
- Capacity: 5 passengers
- Cruise speed: 205 mph (330 km/h)
- Range: 350 m (563 km)
- Passenger aircraft propellers: 1 pusher propeller
- Passenger aircraft electric motors: 1 electric motor
- Lift vehicle propellers: 10 propellers (8 VTOL propellers, 2 pusher propellers)
- Lift vehicle electric motors: 10 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Maximum payload: 1,000 lb (454 kg)
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Passenger aircraft windows: Has tall and wide windows for nice views for the passengers
- Passenger aircraft wings: A small canard wing and a main wing
- Passenger aircraft landing gear: Retractable tricycle wheeled landing gear
- Passenger aircraft tail: T-tail
- Lift vehicle wings: Tapered main wing
- Lift vehicle tail: Twin tail boom (no horizontal stabilizer)
- Lift vehicle 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. The aircraft can also land on a runway if necessary.
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Video: Talyn Vehicle System, Jamie Gull, March 2020
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