Hello visitor , welcome to Jetcopter !


            We work for changes in urban sky , for faster introduction flying taxies in our cities,

                                                          read our story .


    Helicopters invented in 1920's , 100 years in use with no changes !

It's time for new generation copter , meet JETCOPTER !

conceptual image  , not 100% actual in all details

* hybrid propulsion - electric motors  + piston engine.

* 2 counter rotating centrifugal 300 cm diameter turbines 
* pusher prop for efficient horizontal flight and recharging batteries after take off


What's idea of JETCOPTER ?

 USA patent  , publication US-2019-0016453-A1 

                                                          replacing main and tail rotor by double centrifugal air turbines 
                                                                    replacing cyclic control by airflow vectoring

          4 points air vectoring from jet to jetcopter

* most compact size VTOL in the world  
* much safer to passengers and to people nearby - have fully duct fans .
* more efficient  in horizontal flights , have wings , pusher propeller 
* more affordable compared with similar 5 seats helicopters
* feasible construction and effective production costs

practically proven Harrier jump jet 4 nozzles thrust vectoring system



It's a long story to explain why some VTOL aircraft construction can be better than other . Presently it's boom of VTOL designs ,majority of them are just recalls from 1950's , second attempt to bring them to life . Today only very lazy not offered own VTOL aircraft design and there are reason - electric motors . Looks so simple - just add 4 rotors + motors around the cabin and S'il vous plaît - new aircraft . But reality is not so simple , in 2019 UBER ELEVATE summit engineers announced -  today we still have no batteries working well for e-VTOL , motors have , but batteries - no  .

             JETCOPTER will be better VTOL aircraft 

          ( it will take a time to add all info )

Aircraft for take off will be powered by electric motors ( 2 electric motors per rotor for redundancy and safety ) , after aircraft will take off in 10 m height , the pusher propeller powered by automotive piston motor will start to push aircraft forward . Electric motors will be used for short time -  take off and landing 15 min + 15 min . In flight batteries will be charged by automotive motor .
JETCopter will have  two counter rotating centrifugal fans  , which then divert their airflow to four outflow points. Like other VTOLS, the amount of power given to each output point can be manipulated to control vertical hovering and maneuvering. Once the JETCopter is in the air, its fixed-wing tilts for horizontal flight, and from there it operates much like a jet.

The jump to jet power enables a more continuous and powerful airflow stream. This could make for more advanced maneuvering. It also eliminates the presence of a suctioning force at the extraneous points, which would be much safer in urban environments.
Jetcopter’s distributed power concept opens up a new class of flying cars. New VTOL designs may start featuring jet power points rather than rotor blades at every point and features such as higher ranges and speeds could add value to a higher end segment of the market; people who wish to travel further or faster. 



Automotive piston motors + electric motors vs turboshaft

Power : 300 kW , weight - 135 kg ,

price -250 000$

TBO - 3000 h

4 cylinder piston : 312 kW , weight -160 kg ,

price - 12000$

TBO - 8000 h

electric motor : 260 kW , weight - 50 kg
Batteries weight for 30 min :        kg
TBO - 20 000 h

                                       Urban flights will require additional capabilities as VTOL aircrafts will operate close to pedestrians and buildings.

                                                               Why not multicopters ?


1st multicopter law :  as smaller rotors are , as more powerful motors you will need .
2nd multicopter law : more rotors = more motors = more problems

3rd multicopter law : more rotors = more air drag

Average helicopter rotor is 12 m diameter , it's 113 m2 disc area !

Most of multicopters have up to 2m diameter rotors , which have 3 m2 or smaller disc area !

That is 37 times smaller than helicopter !

They must have 37 x  rotors to get enough lifting power !

The smaller is rotor disc area - more power you will need for take off .

More power = more motors = more controllers = more batteries = more weight = short flying time .

                                                     video below in short and funny form shows essence of urban air taxi



                                              Bell made it with 6  - BELL NEXUS                                                                                                                                                              


                                                        Airbus made it with 4  - AIRBUS AIRTAXI


                                                                         Jetcopter made with 2 rotors

                              New technology urban VTOL aircraft with automotive hybrid motors , 1000 km flying distance                                                                  

                                                            Spec :

propulsion : 2 counter rotating 300-400 cm radial air turbines
motors : electric 4 x 250 KW
motors : hybrid 2 x 500 KW  
       capacity : 5 seats

flying distance  with hybrid motors 1000 km ( 620 miles ) 
flying distance  with electric motors :  --- km ( --- miles ) to be confirmed
speed with hybrid motors:  > 300 km/h ( 186 mph )
speed with electric motors :  --- km/h ( --- mph ) to be confirmed
 MTOW :  2000 kg  ( 4400 pounds )
safety : 2 parachutes 


                           JETcopter construction

modular construction

Why Jetcopter will be more efficient VTOL ?

JETcopter will be able to use air lifting power , helicopter not  . 

JETcopter evolution 

Engine  : 2 x 450 hp  automotive with  duplicated fuel , cooling  , power supply systems .

Reliable and less mechanically complex 

no swash plates , no cyclic , no hydraulics , no clutch .

Take off :  helicopter mode or  plane mode ,  fly as plane 

will be able to land at auto parking ,
will be able to maneuver safe between cars

powered by reliable automotive motors ,
may not need helicopter pilot licence 
much easier to pilot

Production costs ( compared with 6 place helicopter ) :

 rotors  -   70 %  cheaper 

carbon fiber fuselage - 50 % cheaper

 motors - 90 % cheaper

Operational costs predicted 60-70 % lower than helicopter

 better aerodynamics , better functionality

 equipped with 2 parachute life saving system 

fuselage all made from carbon fiber



Tilt wings with 4 vectoring nozzles


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