Rumors did not lie: the world’s largest manufacturer of unmanned aerotaxi – the Chinese company Ehang – really develops the device for regional flights. Today, Ehang introduced the unmanned Double Aerotexi VT-30, able to hold out 100 minutes in the air or overcome 300 km on one charge of batteries. The device passed a number of airfield tests and will soon be ready for field checks.
The novelty is designed as an airplane with an pushing screw, but also has eight engines with propellers for vertical takeoffs and landings. The VT-30 apparatus is able to take off from running out and sit on the strip and climb the air vertically.
Depending on the selected modes, the flight distance will vary, but in general the device will be able to overcome up to 300 km, which is in foot with global environmental initiatives. Ehang is actively involved in the EU affairs and intends to widely promote electrical unmanned air transport in this region.
The Ehang EH216 urban double Aerotaxix has repeatedly rising into the sky of Asia and Europe and the new VT-30 apparatus will probably turn out to be there too. At the moment, VT-30 is tested for vertical takeoff and landing, power and control systems are checked. On the Test Test Overlae and unmanned flights in the aircraft mode.
Note, the design of the device is far from elegant. It is a noncain, but functional and real, and not in the form of computer images, like the overwhelming mass of the developers of unmanned aerotaxi. It will be interesting to trace this project.