- March 11, 2016
This is the V1 prototype of the AirLift series developed for a particular customer. This particular machine is a folding Hex design with alternated propellers to reduce the form factor.
Here it is seen flying a 13 Kg dummy payload (a steel anvil) for around 25 minutes during an indoor hover test.
The production version of this machine is due for release soon, and will be a traditional co axial X8, with a unique folding mechanism and the ability to lift payloads up to 30 Kgs , or carry lighter loads for very long duration flying. This will offer the potential to fulfil a range of applications including maritime SAR.