Cyclotech brings a totally unique propulsion system to the eVTOL world

Oct. 21, 2020
Cyclotech is planning an 80-kg electric demonstrator for test flights later this year using its unique "Cyclogyro" propulsion system, Loz Blain reports for New Atlas.

LINZ, Austria - Austrian company Cyclotech is planning to begin flight-testing an 80-kg (176-lb) demonstrator of its unique electric VTOL airframe, which uses Voith-Schneider propellers instead of rotors for exceptional agility and control in the air, Loz Blain reports for New AtlasContinue reading original article.

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October 21, 2020 - Cyclotech's design allows conrods linked to a central hub to tilt and and create thrust. The thrust can be directed any way on its rotational axis unlike traditional rotors which need to be tilted. The company has revealed its scaled-down demonstrator to showcase the patented technology.

Cyclotech describes the eVTOL development as "The current Cyclogyro rotors are now fully lightweight optimized and have passed all performance and endurance tests. They are ready for integration into a flight demonstrator. The final proof of concept to elevate our development on Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 will be performed with a flight demonstrator of approximately 80kg take-off weight equipped with 4 of our Cyclogyro rotors."

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