TILT-WING eVTOL:Chopper/Plane

ASX Technologies MOBi-One - New Flying Tech

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.
Upwards and Onwards
The tilt wing concept has a long history going back to the XC-142 in the 1960's.  Currently the US military is using it on the V-22 Osprey.  MOBi-One can fly at speeds up to 150 mph, take off from your home or office and cut commuting times by more than half, when compared to a car.  It's a new mode of transportation that with its tilt-wings moves you upwards and onwards over the ground traffic below.

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