The Blainjet Aviation startup, which is a manufacturing aerodynamic engine, has announced the completion of successful initial tests of the aerodynamics concept of a half-thousand, and the developers have confirmed its potential to operate faster aircraft with a vertical take-off and landing system.
The tests showed the net positive lift force of the new configuration and low resistance in the lifting/hitting, cruise flight and descent/rotation phases.
"If the laboratory tests continue at the same pace, our semi-village prototype will have the most effective hanging and flight profile among all eVTOL," the developers said.
Blainjet applies the concept of a half-rotor to a small drone to demonstrate that configuration can be scaled to larger unmanned or manned eVTOL aircrafts. They can be used in different situations, ranging from delivery of packages and cargo to transport and tactical military tasks.