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WHO'S TINKERING WITH VTOL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackhawk, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Blackhawk

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    Interested to know if anyone here is tinkering with 1 or 2 seat VTOL-PAV.

    Surely with our aussie 'can do' attitude there must be ideas floating around that collectively would get us up on the world leader platform.

    The American's have been trying for decades without much success; so if anyone is interested, lets get something started.

    Blackhawk
     
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    The Kiwis with the Martin "jetpack"
    Just watched it again on the Airventure 2008 DVD that arrived in the mail yesterday.
    pretty cool but still a little way to go with it.

    Ozzie
     
  3. Blackhawk

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    Well, its been a bit over 6 years since I started this thread and it looks like there is no development here in Australia
    for VTOL aircraft; other than what I have been doing.

    I have been working very hard on my 2 seat Hybrid VTOL design which is ready for the 1/3 scale Proof of Concept model to
    go into the testing stage in about 3 to 4 months.

    The whole design is under Patent Pending and therefore all intellectual property is protected.

    Until the full Patent application has been filed I will be restricting any replies to basic information only, so please don't be offended
    if I do not answer you questions to your satisfaction.

    I hope you like what could be the new era of aviation!
     

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    Kyle Communications Well-Known Member

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    That looks interesting....When I fly up to pay Brian G a visit is it possible to see anything? Will it be classed as a heli?


    Mark
     
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    Heli should be classed as rotary wing, I feel. Nev
     
  6. Blackhawk

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    Mark, if your trip is about 2 to 3 months away, then yes.

    I wouldn't like to show anyone a half finished project.

    I have had discussions with CASA and at the moment they don't know what it would be classified as; but it will more than likely be administered by ASRA
    The MTOW will be <600kg.
     
  7. Mike Borgelt

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    Distributed electric power for vertical flight is the key. Overcomes the one engine failure case. Batteries need not be huge. I've got a few sketches and a preliminary weight estimate for a two seater of 600 Kg.

    There are quite a few companies working on this idea with varying size aircraft. (some very large aircraft)

    Basically you need 10 times the power for vertical flight than you do for horizontal wing borne flight. Nothing beats petrol or diesel for range in horizontal flight.

    The electric motors are merely power for high lift devices for takeoff and landing :-)
     

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