Faster, Further, Safer ...
Why does this work?
1. Helicopters acheive their excellent hover efficency by using large diameter rotors. Hexplane accomplishes the same hover efficencies by simply dividing these large area rotors into six pieces. This in turn yields a high speed and long range VTOL aircraft.
2. Hexplane's distributed propulsion system does not use cross shafting and provides for continued safe flight following the failure of any propulsion unit, no matter what the cause. Hexplane is therefore safer.
3. The total installed power is similar to that of an equal weight twin tilt-rotor aircraft.
4. Hexplanes generally cruise at speeds greater than 350kts, a speed significantly greater than any other propeller or rotor-based solution.
5. Hexplanes generally have a superior hover out of ground effect (HOGE) performance than helicopters.
6. Hexplanes can be designed to have ranges similar to fixed wing aircraft.
7. The life cycle costs of a Hexplane are expected to be similar to an equal weight twin engined helicopter.
8. The Hexplane is expected to be far quieter than equally powered helicopters or twin tilt-rotor aircraft.
9. The maintenance required of Hexplane is expected to be superior to that of the helicopter.
10. The availability of a Hexplane is expected to be far superior to that of a helicopter when measured as maintenance hours required per flight hour.
11. The productivity of Hexplane is expected to be far superior to helicopters and twin tilt-rotors aircraft.
We have assembled a very straightforward slideshow presentation that covers these important facts in greater detail, and it's available on our Media Library page, or by clicking HERE.
Hexplane converts from vertical flight to forward flight in a matter of moments by simultaneously rotating its propulsion units.
“In the event of an engine failure, the Hexplane is a novel way of maintaining trim and, hence, safety without the use of cross-shafting. ”
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