The Y6 by Electric Airspace is a smooth flying VTOL aircraft that is simple and inexpensive to build. The prototype is proven safe with thousands of hours of flight time.
About the Y6 Aircraft
The Y6 is a safe all electric 2 seater VTOL aircraft with few moving parts, full redundancy and power to spare. The vehicle has a steerable nose wheel and can taxi, takeoff and land like a conventional airplane or take off and land vertically like a helicopter. Transitions from hover to forward flight can be performed safely against the wind, with the wind or in a crosswind without losing altitude. The aircraft has conventional ailerons, elevator and vertical stabilizer control surfaces used in forward flight. The canard design makes the aircraft efficient and stall proof. The prototype has thousands of test hours in many wind and weather conditions and the design has been proven safe. The aircraft can be controlled from the cockpit by the pilot or can be flown fully autonomously. The Y6 by Electric Airspace could be your first personal all electric VTOL aircraft.
The all electric Y6 aircraft is designed around safety first.
- Few moving parts.
- Solid front tilt shaft safer than individual nacelles.
- Full redundancy flight controller, propulsion and control surfaces.
- With the loss of 1 rotor on each shaft the aircraft will continue to fly.
- Canard design makes the aircraft stall-proof.
- Motors, li-ion batteries and power electronics run cool with no overheating.
- Able to take off and land like a conventional airplane without tilting rotors.
- The aircraft can hover, transition and fly safely in high wind conditions.
- Emergency ballistic parachute easily installed behind the cockpit.
- Cockpit control, fly by wire or full autonomy with return to home.
Vertical take off and landing
Not everyone has room for a runway! the future is vertical. The Y6 has the best of both worlds. The aircraft can take off vertically like a helicopter and safely transition to efficient forward flight with the flick of a switch. when its time to land another flick of a switch and the aircraft transitions back to hover to stick the landing.
Transitions from hover to forward flight and back
The aircraft has 6 electric motors, 2 sets of 2 front motors and 1 set of 2 rear motors in a Y configuration. While hovering all 6 motors are in use. When transitioning from hover to forward flight the front motors tilt forward and the rear motors are switched off. When transitioning from forward flight to hover the front motors tilt back and the rear motors are switched on. in an emergency or If all motors are switched off the aircraft can glide down for a safe controlled landing. For additional safety and piece of mind a common ballistic parachute can easily be installed in the space behind the cockpit.
The future of transportation
The sky is the limit! clean safe electric aircraft of all shapes and sizes are currently being developed. In the not to distant future vertical transportation networks will make comuting by air a safe option. As battery technology continues to improve the flight time and range of electric aircraft will increase. Electric airspace will be there to help you safely fly over the traffic!