Jetoptera demonstrated the maneuverability and capabilities of its J-55 Part 107 version, the inaugural model in the company’s planned suite of aircraft. The latest round of testing included vertical takeoff tests in tethered configuration, as well as hovering in free flight.
Powerful enough to carry payloads weighing up to 15 pounds, the J-55 Part 107 version can achieve a maximum range of up to 30 nautical miles, depending on payload, fuel, and avionics load-out and can take off, land, and hover in tailsitter position or take off and land conventionally. In the government-only version of the model, the J-55 can exceed speeds of 200 mph. Jetoptera’s proprietary architecture allows the J-55, and the rest of the planned model suite, to perform aggressive maneuvers and turns, hover for deliveries, and perform short take offs and landings from unpaved roads, as alternative to VTOL.
Purposefully integrated with the propulsion system to deliver a lower fuel burn, the Jetoptera airframe is a highly compact combination of a box wing, canard, and propulsion. This configuration is the precursor for the series of Jetoptera products, which will employ the Fluidic Propulsion System™ demonstrated previously on both the J-55 and a larger airframe.
“We expect the maneuverability and capabilities just demonstrated to be fully inherited by the J-2000 and J-4000, Jetoptera’s flying car models, which will be rolled out after our suite of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles,” said Dr. Andrei Evulet, Jetoptera’s CTO. “So far this year, we showed through flight demos how the J-2000 and J-4000 will fly using the FPS™ and airframe we have introduced and validated in various technology qualification steps over the past 3 years.”
Jetoptera is developing powerful UAVs and realistic flying cars to revolutionize transportation. Our distributed propulsion system and novel airframe create a lighter, more efficient, less complex aircraft than previous models. Our technology enables vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), high speeds, sizable payloads and range, and maneuverability.
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