With 3 Times the Speed, This VTOL Concept Wants to Disrupt the Executive Helicopter Market
The Vy 400R VTOL claims to have a top speed of 405 mph, range of 450 miles and the ability to do precise, vertical landings in the center of cities. Will it become the go-to aircraft for urban commuters?
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March, 24, 2020 - by MICHAEL VERDON for robbreport.com
Transcend Air believes it has found a better solution for executive, inter-city commuting with its VY 400, a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) craft that the company predicts will be three times faster and half as expensive as a similar-sized twin-engine executive helicopter.
Transcend says its new disruptive design will also be faster than any fixed-wing turbo airplane of the same size.
VTOL aircraft, especially the fast-growing list of hybrid and electric experimental versions, have received much media coverage lately, as the concept of short-range, electric-powered air taxis and urban air mobility (UAM) networks move closer to reality.
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