23 Feb '18, 12am

Starling jet hybrid-electric VTOL business #jet

Samad Aerospace. a startup in the UK, has developed and recently unveiled an electric VTOL business jet that has a range of 1500 miles and can carry 10 people (and a further 80 kg of baggage) with one person being the pilot. The Starling Jet has the speed of 450 miles per hour and is going to be developed with fly by wire and full autonomous capability. Less than 20 hours of training would be enough to fly the Starling Jet. The aircraft is able to take off and land from an area as small as a helipad. For more see the IDTechEx report on manned electric aircraft . The Starling Jet is designed to have high power to weight ratio electric fans similar to that of gas turbine engines. In addition, it features the power electronics and battery technology that can operate at a very low temperature and extreme environment of 30,000 ft altitude. The company is taking advantage of cur...

Full article: https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/13794/s...

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