In this Taking Flight episode we investigate how Alauda Aeronautics engineers are implementing new battery access designs, First Person View (FPV) capabilities and weight-saving measures for the Alauda Mk3C.
Alauda Aeronautics Aerospace Engineer, Callan Cranenburgh speaks on his battery panel work to improve internal Speeder access for Alauda Aeronautics engineers, ultimately cutting pitstop time from over 1 minute to sub-30 seconds.
Working closely with our Chief Remote Pilot, Andrew Jackson, Callan and the engineering team are stepping through the verification and validation phase of the FPV system. The successful integration will allow Airspeeder pilots to fly - test and race - in FPV in 2022.
The old adage “weight is the enemy of performance’' couldn’t be more true in the air. Project Manager Brett Hill returns to discuss the result of six months focused on “adding lightness”. The result is increased efficiency reflected through better battery range as well as greater endurance, speed and maneuverability. Upon testing the new and improved Mk3C, pilots reported an instant improvement in agility and responsiveness with a vast difference in the overall flight experience.
Airspeeder is the world’s first racing series for electric flying cars.
Our mission will accelerate eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) advanced aviation technology through intense sporting competition. This mobility revolution, underpinned by future tech will transform urban air mobility (UAM), global logistics and even medical applications with a clean-air electric vehicle (EV) solution.
Our racing multicopters are developed at our advanced aerospace engineering hub in Adelaide, South Australia by engineers drawn from elite motorsports, automotive, aviation and even FPV drone, electric plane, electric vehicles and passenger drone backgrounds.
Airspeeder’s vision will deliver the most exciting and future focused motorsport on the planet. Following an inaugural unmanned season, elite pilots will take to the skies to race prop-to-prop while navigating electronically governed racetracks in the skies above some of the most visually arresting scenery in the world. These manned multirotor electric vehicles will define a new era in advanced air mobility (AAM).
Airspeeder’s first unmanned air race is scheduled for 2021 and will feature a full grid of multirotor unmanned Airspeeder Mk3 racing craft. The best pilots from drone racing will utilise latest RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft systems) in aerial battles across the globe.
Our innovations will hasten the arrival of new advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Close but safe air racing is assured through latest LiDAR and radar technologies that create virtual forcefields around the sport’s cutting edge quadcopter format flying cars. Rapid hair-pin turning manoeuvrability is delivered using a multicopter layout. This pioneering approach to aircraft design also enhances stability while electronic speed control (ESC) systems empower pilots to exploit the full potential of our advanced electric powertrains.
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