Ryse Recon Aims to Have Farmers Fly Above Their Crops in Their Personal eVTOL Aircraft

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We’re already seeing drones used in agriculture, helping farmers with various tasks such as smart crop spraying and seeding, soil and field analysis, and more. But Ryse Aero Technologies wants to take things even further by bringing the transport of the future to the entire rural sector. The U.S.-based startup has recently unveiled its Ryse Recon eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing), designed as a personal aircraft meant to reimagine aerial mobility and make flight accessible to all.

Urban environments are not the only ones that could benefit from flying cars, with the rural sector representing an untapped market. With that in mind, Ryse Aero Tech conceived its eVTOL platform as one suitable for all “people with a purpose, with places to go and things to do,” focusing on various rural sectors such as agriculture, land surveying, vineyards, agronomy, to offer just a few examples. The aircraft is suitable for anyone whose job can be done better with flight, as explained by Mick Kowitz, the company’s CEO.

The recently unveiled Ryse Recon eVTOL is a modular, all-electric, ultralight aircraft that fits into a standard parking space and is easy to fly with little to no training. Ryse Aero also boasts of it being cost-effective and requiring minimal maintenance.

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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