Ryse Aero Tech’s Goal to Bring eVTOLs to Non-Pilots!

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Several innovations have been made about eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) vehicles as of late. Ryse Aero Tech’s eVTOL is pretty simplistic in its approach and designed with non-flyers in mind. The Recon (pictured above) can be flown with minimal training and in areas with very little room for take-off or landing.

First, a little information on Ryse Aero Tech, based out of Mason, Ohio. Mick Kowitz is the President and CEO of the company, which aims to bring electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to the market for the masses. In Ryse Aero Tech’s own words:

We make electric VTOL aircraft for people with places to go and things to do. We help our customers seize the opportunity in flight that has only recently become a possibility.

As previously stated, the RECON was designed considering that most people are not pilots. When piloting this eVTOL, it will feature advanced artificial intelligence assistance and will have simplistic cockpit controls. The RECON is designed for one individual with a top speed of 63mph and a range of 25 miles. There are a few unknowns, such as maximum height (altitude) and actual flight time, as the battery situation is a moving target. We know the batteries will be easily removable and replaceable, much like non-manned drones today.

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Full Specifications V1/V2

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

BATTERY SYSTEM

SIX WATERPROOF, REMOVABLE BATTERIES PROVIDING APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES OF FLIGHT TIME

TOP SPEED

63 MPH

MAX ALTITUDE

400 FT AGL, 10,000 MSL 

OPERATING WIND

22 KTS

CRUISING SPEED

35 KTS

MOTORS

40K V 52 PAIR POLE WATER RESISTANT

SPEED CONTROLLERS

200AMPS

GNSS/GPS & AHRS

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

WATER LANDING SYSTEM

SIX INDEPENDENT OUTRIGGER FLOATS AND TWO FUSELAGE FLOATS  FOR LANDING WITH 250LBS. OCCUPANT

DIMENSIONS

188 IN X 89 IN X 57 IN

WEIGHT

129.7 KG (286 LBS)

CONTROL SYSTEM

CUSTOM 12 INCH RESISTIVE TOUCH DISPLAY

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