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    Thanks Gregory, I was about to say the same that Jaunt thought outside the proverbial box of VTOL only, fixed-income only, or a hybrid solution. It's puzzling to see no one else is looking into gyro-copters. The gyrodyne platforms offered plenty of solutions ...

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    Dusan, Couldn't agree more with your analysis. And, in addition to efficiency, when trying to evaluate the system safety of such distributed lift aircraft on a redundancy versus complexity scale or chart without considering the proven robustness of systems ...

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    The VTOL conundrum

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    The most effective aircraft, in the sense that it needs the least amount of energy, is the fixed wing aircraft. Its high effectiveness comes from the large lift drag ratio (L/D) characteristics of the wing. A VTOL aircraft, besides vertical take-off and ...

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    Thanks for posting, Clint!  Drop me a line at AThurling@NUAIR.org if you;re interested in a well equipped test site for your project!  -Andy ------------------------------ Andy Thurling Syracuse NY ------------------------------

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    Hi Clint, had a good chat with Kofi from Elroy this week. At Skyportz we are working with industrial property owners in Australia who are keen to get into heavy lifting freight drones. Our air regulator, CASA is working to assist Uber Air in their trials ...

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