November 19th 2018
JETcopter finalizes 7-seat
flying car design
November 19th 2018 - VTOL
aviation startup JETcopter announced today that it has finished the primary air
turbine tests , which confirmed the concept feasibility. The design team also released
the latest JETcopter design.
passengers and pilot
With the latest design, the JETcopter has become more compact and now has a
flatter bottom. JETcopter will be able to drive on roads as well as to fly.The JETcopter
interior look similar to medium sized helicopters, with the pilots seat infront
and six seats behind for passengers.
JETcopter will have a rear ramp for easier access and to load and unload bulky
goods or embark and disembark passengers faster. This ramp will be of
comparable configuration as some existing large types of helicopters.
The JETcopter engine compartment, with two 400 hp automotive motors powering
two counter rotating fans, will be situated on top of the fuselage. Airflow from these two fans will be diverted to four vectoring
nozzles. 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 nozzles tilts for
horizontal flight, and from there it operates much like a jet.
& passengers versions
Firstly JETcopter team plans to build a cargo version of the VTOL-aircraft . This
cargo version of the JETcopter will be followed by a passenger version in a
No more hard leanings to fly helicopter
JETcopter will use electronic leveling control instead of complex manual , so controls will be much simpler , plane alike . Pilot will not need any more manually each moment hold leveling.
Faster take off :
JETcopter will use automotive motors , ready to take off time can be approx 1-2 minutes. This will be important in case VTOL aircraft will commute as air taxi in urban areas .
A full-scale mock-up of the
JETcopter will be presented at the AERO 2019 aviation exhibition, the largest
general aviation trade show in Europe, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April
Images below are not final
7 seats interior
Capacity : 1
pilot + 6 passengers
km / 620 miles
Engines: 2 x
400 hp automotive with duplicated fuel, cooling and power supply systems
Speed : over 300 km/h ( 186 mph )
Empty weight : approx 1000 kg ( 2200 lb)
Wing area : 13.5 m2
Safety : 2 installed parachutes
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