EVTOL Ambitions Tackling New Regulations

AIR International Magazine

RYSE Aero Technologies, which in May announced the launch of RYSE RECON, its first eVTOL platform, is unaffected by the FAA change since its aircraft are to operate within the specifications of 14 CFR, Part 103 for ultralight flights. However, the company sees opportunities for its aircraft to gain a strong position in the market. It expects to deliver the first RYSE RECON — an eVTOL that offers a 25-mile range and the ability to operate on both land and water, with six independent propulsion systems fitted with removable batteries — to customers in January 2023. Commenting on the FAA announcement, Mick Kowitz, CEO of RYSE Aero Technologies, told AIR International:

“These new rules present some exciting opportunities for us to take advantage of. As an ultralight eVTOL vehicle, we specifically chose to work within the spirit of Part 103 to provide an alternative to the Jobys and Archers of the world. Under Part 103, the RYSE RECON will have one occupant – an operator – who will be flying at low altitudes in non-congested areas across, in many cases, their own private property.

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Full Specifications V1

An ultralight electric vertical takeoff & landing vehicle, powered by six independent motors.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANT WEIGHT

BATTERY LIFE AT FULL POWER IN 15 MINUTES (VARIES WITH WIND AND WITH 155 LBS)

TOP SPEED

63 MPH

MAX ALTITUDE

700 FT AGL, 10,000 MSL

MAX OPERATING WIND

22 KTS

CRUISING SPEED

35 KTS

MOTORS

40K V 52 PAIR POLE WATER RESISTANT

SPEED CONTROLLERS

120 A

GNSS/GPS & AHRS

FULLY INTEGRATED INS, GNSS/GPS AND AHRS WITH DEGRADATION REDUNDANCY

SOFTWARE

OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE WARNING SYSTEM FOR GROUND FEATURES

DIMENSIONS
L X W X H

188 IN X 89 IN X 57 IN

WEIGHT

129.7 KG (286 LBS)

MAXIMUM OCCUPANT WEIGHT

200LB Occupant in ideal conditions provides the best results for expected battery life.*

*Maximum payload depends on many factors including, but not limited to, weather and battery life.

FRAME

ALUMINUM

PROPULSION MODULES

SIX

PROPELLER

60 IN X 19 IN CARBON FIBER

OPERATOR SEAT

CARBON FIBER/ KEVALR BREAKWAY SAFETY SEAT

JOYSTICKS

VERTICAL SINGLE AXIS AND TWO AXIS DIRECTIONAL

TABLET PC

INTEGRATED REMOVABLE TABLET PC WITH REDUNDANT CONTROLS FOR MANEUVERS