Kitty Hawk has developed a new air known as Cora. The electric uses 12 lift fans for vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter. The does not make use of runway even though it has a fully built conventional design.
According to mColby via YouTube channel, Cora’s design is quite different from most existing including electric .
Cora drone is a combination of helicopter features an airplane features in terms of design. The drone has a total of 12 lifting rotors anchored at uniformly spaced positions at the side wings of the . The side wing for the left has six rotors anchored on it and the side wing for right has six rotors anchored on it. Both wings run parallel to each other horizontally, while having a uniform transverse for the right and left wings.
Based on its unique design, Cora has a back-centered propelling rotor which appears to larger than the 12 lifting rotors anchored at the wings when compared as per one rotor.
While the entire 12 lifting rotors are uniform in size and shape, the back-centered rotor is one and is larger in size and shape. The function of the rotors anchored at the wings is for vertical lifting of the from the ground while the large back-centered rotor propels the forward for speed and .
Besides the above features, Cora has an inbuilt back-support wing designed in such a manner that it forms a vertical height above the side wings. The presumed believe for the back wing is to help maintain during its flight.
Unlike other simple passenger that appear simple with few working parts, Cora seems to have lots of wings support and may need larger for landing when compared to and few others.
However, critical look into the Cora design can reveal that the engineers are putting power consumption and weight carrying capacity into consideration. With the help of the support wings.
While on air, Copra can fly on the air with only its back-centered rotor while the lifting rotors are stopped after its lifting operation. The wings help the drone to maintain its flight by not coming down towards the ground once its lifting rotors has been put off. So the whole forward while on air is made possible by the single rotor position at the back.
In terms of comparison, Cora may have higher load carrying capacity with less power consumption though with the disadvantage of larger for landing.
The service can possibly be extended to courier services and special mission including applications.
Originally posted 2019-04-13 11:15:37.
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