ROTORwing™ is the only VTOL configuration that hovers more efficiently than a helicopter, and flies as efficiently as an airplane. VTOL and Flight have been perfectly fused into a new thing. This is achieved by using the same wings and same engines for both VTOL and Forward Flight.
ADVANCED VTOL SYSTEM
ROTORwing™ vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) means it can operate from almost anywhere. ROTORwing™ efficiency allows it to carry sensors and payloads nearly as far as the most efficient airplane. ROTORwing™ can observe an area from the air, or land, listen, and collect data before returning to base. This can be performed autonomously, at ranges unachievable with other VTOL aircraft. ROTORwing™ quiet electric propulsion enables close proximity missions.
READY FOR TAKE-OFF
For takeoff, ROTORwing™ has one wing in the forward flight position and the other tilted ~180 degrees to face in the opposite direction. Now the wing spins like a rotor when power is applied. When liftoff RPM is reached, the flaps are deflected down, and the aircraft leaps into the air. A small tail-rotor is used to point the fuselage but it’s not canceling engine torque like a normal helicopter. The ROTORwing™ rotor is propelled directly by the motors on the wings. There is no torque reaction to the fuselage, just a free-spinning bearing. This eliminates heavy and complex gearboxes, swashplates, and high-power tail rotors.
At a safe altitude, the wings are tilted upwards until both are vertical stopping the spin. Next, both wings tilt so the engines face forward to fly like a conventional airplane. For landing the process is reversed so ROTORwing™ can execute a vertical landing. The transition process takes only a few seconds.
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