2021-10-13

Cyclotec shows the first flight of cycloid rotor evtol prototype

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Cyclotec shows the first flight of cycloid rotor evtol prototype

there are some variable pitch blades around each barrel, and the pitch of these blades changes continuously with the rotation of the barrel. This allows the flight control software on these things to carry out 360 degree thrust vectoring very quickly on each barrel without accelerating or slowing down the rotation speed

like an ordinary rotor with variable pitch blades, this means that aircraft flying on these things can operate on a range of different fuel systems, including fossil fuels that cannot provide instant torque like electric motors. Unlike the variable pitch rotor, this system can also direct the thrust downward, forward, backward or anywhere in between; If you need to fly vertically or upside down, this is the system you want

Cyclotec shows the first flight of cycloid rotor evtol prototype(1)

the Russian foundation for advanced research has tested a 60 kg prototype cyclogiro VTOL aircraft, and it plans to develop it into a long-range hybrid 6-seat aircraft. Now, cyclotech has launched the first flight video of its 83kg technology demonstration platform

the aircraft is based on a 4-tube design and aims to imitate the dynamics of its future 5-seat air taxi model. The prototype was tested and demonstrated in the room. It seemed quite stable — not surprising considering that there was no wind — and the team turned on the sound so that everyone could hear the noise outline, even though it was drowned by some very exciting beeps and bloody music. Like traditional promotional videos, other aspects of technical testing are not exciting

Cyclotec shows the first flight of cycloid rotor evtol prototype(2)