|Source: ASX Technologies|
Tilt Wing Concept
Electric vertical take off and landing vehicles (cVTOLs) are one of the hottest sectors of the aviation industry. ASX Technologies and its MOBi-One eVTOL are taking a radically different approach to flying. MOBi-One is using a tilt-wing concept that goes back to the 1960s. The tilt-wing approach enables the EV to take off and land like a helicopter and fly like a plane. The vehicle is capable of take-offs and landings in a back yard or on an office building roof.
Flying Against the Wind
In a sense, ASX Technologies is flying against the wind of the eVTOL industry. The rest of the contenders, including Uber and Hyundai, are using tilt rotors. The rotors move in different directions but the wings stay fixed. According to ASX executives, there are many benefits from the tilt-wing approach:
- less moving parts on the vehicle
- more aerodynamic efficiency
- more reliable performance
- simpler control system.