With the SilentOnea new method (see animated video) for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) is utilized. Instead of tilting the motors or wings the tail of the UAS is tilted. Tilting the tail has several advantages:
Large propellers can be used
In cruise mode all main motors and propellers are used
Highly efficient cruise flight and no additional aerodynamic drag → increased range
Lightweight simple transition mechanic can be used
Lower empty weight of the→ increased payload weight
In hover mode the fuselage of the UAS is vertical to the ground
The cargo bay at the bottom can be accessed very easily without additional infrastructure
Because the wings need not to be tilted for VTOL action the UAS can feature a large span-width. This enables a low wing loading with a low airspeed and a large flight envelope. At low airspeed the flight envelope is limited by the aerodynamic stall and at high speed by the structural limit of the airframe. The maximum flight height is determined by the amount of oxygen left in the air, necessary for the efficient operation of the fuel cell.
Latest News & Upcoming Events
New Publication about SilentWings
Recently an article was published by vertical flight society about SilentWings https://evtol.news/news/silentwings-aims-for-long-range-with-hydrogen We thank the vertical flight society for the interesting interview.
We Are Hiring!
This offer is expiredYou are interested in SilentWings and to participate in our project of a VTOL UAS powered by fuel cells? We want to expand our team until end of the year and still need motivated team members (m/f/d) for marketing and sales. Can you offer:...
Aero 2022 Review
The Aero 2022 took place from 27.04.22 to 30.04.22 in Friedrichshafen. Well-known companies from the aviation community participated on the fair and therefore also SilentWings took the chance to present the UAS SilentOne. The visitors were curious about our new system...