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The Chinese eVTOL developer EHang has released the first photos of its VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV), first announced last month.
The lift-plus-cruise aircraft is targeting a range of 300 kilometers (185 miles), significantly greater than the 35-km (22-mile) range of EHang’s flagship EH216 multicopter. The company said the two-passenger VT30 is geared toward inter-city travel in city clusters such as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, complementing intra-city applications of the EH216.
The VT-30 features eight lifting propellers distributed across two booms for vertical take-offs and landings, and a pusher propeller at the rear of the fuselage for cruise flight. With a main wing and combined lifting rudder surface at the tail, the VT-30 will also be able to take off and land like an airplane.
I’m excited to see how they will develop this platform further. I like what they’re doing. I wish it was easier to get more information 😉
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