Jetoptera aims to be the platform powering the future of air mobility

Jetoptera’s innovations are foundational and applicable in a wide variety of domains. The Fluidic Propulsive System is scalable and can be used to power a range of aircraft for both VTOL and STOL applications. Jetoptera licenses and sells its patented propulsion system. In conjunction with partners, Jetoptera is building unmanned and, eventually, manned aircraft.

Propulsion

The Fluidic Propulsive System is scalable. A source of compressed air is amplified by thrust augmentation. More than that, the resulting system is now capable of VTOL. The table below shows the resulting thrust and other specifications as we vary the compressor size, for VTOL, STOL, and conventional applications.

Name Compressor Power
[kW]
Thrust at SLS (iso-day)
[lbf]
Specific Fuel Consumption
[lb/lbf-h]
Weight
[lb]
Features, Applications
[lb]
VTOL STOL CTOL
FPS-200 75 200 0.42 66 175 500 750
FPS-400 150 425 0.38 120 350 1300 1800
FPS-500 200 510 0.35 150 425 1500 2000
FPS-700 250 680 0.35 200 575 1800 2500
FPS-1250 500 1275 0.32 375 1100 2500 4000
FPS-1500 600 1526 0.32 385 1400 4200 5000
FPS-3000 1200 3000 0.26 600 2500 7500 10000

Aircraft

Jetoptera aircraft are named for their maximum weight at take-off. At the smallest end, the J-55 fits into the part 107 maximum of 55 lbs. In order to meet requirements for this total weight, it is powered by vectoring turbojets rather than our propulsion system. It still benefits from our novel airframe design and delivers very high speeds, it can hover and take off vertically as tail-sitter. The smallest FPS-powered aircraft is the V/STOL-capable J-220. Our technology is scalable to beyond 5,000 lbf take off thrust for VTOL while maintaining an excellent thrust to weight ratio, distributed thrust capability and simplicity of design. This enables, at the higher end, a four-set flying car, the J-4000. The same propulsion system can be paired with thrusters embedded into the wing to power aircraft of extreme STOL performance, ranging in size from 800 to beyond 9,000 lbs.

J-55

Part 107 sUAS Performance

Max Total Weight: 55 lbs
Payload Capacity: 5-15 lbs*
Max Alt: 400 feet AGL (geo preset)
Max Flight Time: 30 min*
Max. Speed (30 knot headwind): 87 knots

Standard
VTOL + Hovering
2 x P160 Rxi Jetcat turbojets
Futaba Hand Controller
Navigation Lighting/Strobe

Optional
PING-200sr MODE S ADS-B Transponder
UAV Factory Ground Control Station

* 30 min with 5 lbs payload and at max speed

Government Sales Performance

Max Total Weight: 55 lbs
Payload Capacity: 5-15 lbs*
Max Alt: 33000 feet MSL
Max Flight Time: 20-30 min*
Max. Speed (30 knot headwind): 250 knots

Standard
VTOL + Hovering
2 x P160 Rxi Jetcat turbojets
UAV Factory Ground Control Station
Backup Futaba Hand Controller
Navigation Lighting/Strobe

Optional
Conventional or STOL
PING-200sr MODE S ADS-B Transponder

* 20 min with max speed and/or 15 lbs payload
30 min with lower speed and 5 lbs payload

FPS Glider

The Fluidic Propulsive System can be adapted and deployed on several aircraft including gliders with need for thrust when and where needed. Advantages over alternatives include efficiency (from intermittent use) and capability for high altitude operations. The ability of the FPS to conform with existing airframe features can lead to unmatched endurance and maneuvering capabilities.

J-220

J-220 VTOL

Range / payload:
150 mi / 12 lbs
100 mi / 25 lbs
75 mi / 50 lbs

Speed: 200 mph

Expected Q1 2020

200+ lbf class FPS

Extremely efficient design
SFC = 0.45 lb/(lbf∙h)
2.5:1 Thrust-to-Weight

J-3000 STOL

Performance
Max speed 200+ mph
Cruise speed 135 mph
Range (200 kg payload) 800 mi
Range (50 kg payload) 1,000 mi
Max Range 1,100 mi
Takeoff (ground roll) 50 ft
Takeoff (over 50ft obstacle) 150 ft
Landing (ground roll) 40 ft
Landing (over 50 ft obstacle) 130 ft
Endurance > 7 hr
Propulsion System
Powerplant Turbocompresor 600kW
Lift Augmentation FPS™ Jet Blown Wing
Max Thrust 1,685 lbf (7.5 kN)
Weight
MTOW 2,860 lb (1,300 kg)
Empty weight 1,100 lb (500 kg)
Useful Load 1,760 lb (800 kg)
Max Fuel 1,716 lb (780 kg)
Max Payload 1,100 lb (500 kg)
Dimensions
Wingspan 25 ft (7.5m)
Length 16 ft (5 m)

600 kW Turbo compressor

J-2000

Performance

Cruise Speed: 200 mph
Max Range: 200 miles
Useful Load: 400 lbs
Max Weight: 2,000 lbs
Max Altitude: 15,000 ft

Standard

VTOL + Hovering
Jetoptera Propulsion System

J-4000

Performance

Cruise Speed: 200 mph
Max Range: 200 miles
Useful Load: 800 lbs
Max Weight: 4,000 lbs
Max Altitude: 15,000 ft

Standard

VTOL + Hovering
Jetoptera Propulsion System