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Will eVTOL take over the commercial small-helicopter market?


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#21 TomPPL

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:48

I've just read this, hot off the press:

http://newatlas.com/...xi-dubai/51492/



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:01

Wait until you see the first lot of Yoo-Choob videos of drunks and teenagers filming themselves standing on the skids as it buzzes through the skies of Dubai. 

 

Might need some doors. And a SERIOUS air-con system, which just might reduce the battery life and add some weight.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:29

Heres another one testing out for the European market - this one also shows a manned flight test:

http://newatlas.com/...ying-taxi/51539


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:44

That's the Volocopter recipe (German). The Passenger Drone (that's what it's called) is Swiss engineered and made, Peter Delco (interesting name) being its founder.

 

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 01:57

I think a lot of pro electric aircraft people just don't understand chemistry. If batteries were better than pistons/turbines we'd have seen combustion engines scrapped a long time ago. Don't believe any of the hype about batteries becoming more efficient, they increase in energy density about 1%/yr. So at that rate we could see batteries become competitive with fossil fuels around 2090, unless someone invents a more efficient battery. 



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 02:15

I think a lot of pro electric aircraft people just don't understand chemistry. If batteries were better than pistons/turbines we'd have seen combustion engines scrapped a long time ago. Don't believe any of the hype about batteries becoming more efficient, they increase in energy density about 1%/yr. So at that rate we could see batteries become competitive with fossil fuels around 2090, unless someone invents a more efficient battery. 

I tend to agree with you. The most astonishing example of winning over investors with a flawed idea (according to experts) is Lilium that received a $90 million infuse recently. See my earlier posting. 






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