We can put you in it, and you can fly tomorrow “ – RYSE Aero Technologies CEO Mick Kowitz

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The first light eVTOL from RYSE Aero Technologies, the RYSE RECON, flies below FAA regulations. It provides ways for non-pilots to fly into remote areas. Auto Futures talks to CEO, Mick Kowitz, who details how the aircraft is designed with AI and safety features that allow someone to learn how to fly it in a day.

The RECON is ultralight aircraft such as a glider with a parachute which is dangerous. The RECON weighs 255 pounds, and it only goes 63 miles per hour. It falls into the Class G airspace, which means 700 feet above the ground is as high as flyers can go, where there are no airports, says Kowitz.

“I am a private pilot. But I am also an engineer and I do artificial intelligence. My experience and background are in artificial intelligence,” says Kowitz.

RECON can not be flown in a highly congested area. There are controls in place.

RECON is an Internet of Things (IoT) device with tracking. RYSE tracks the weather and will not allow flights in bad weather. Due to FAA requirements, there is no flying in bad weather or at night.

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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