Risks and challenges
1. Development and construction of the Skyflyer prototype
The first prototype flight of the Skyflyer is planned to take place shortly.
Design, structure, construction, and testing are processed with well-established partners (Technical College Aachen, FB 6 aviation and space technology, light construction and body technology, FB 8 engineering and Mechatronik, joining and separation technology, laser technology, DAST-Schweißtechnik (Welding Technology) GmbH, Wegberg, Steinbeis – Transferzentrum Automotive Systems, Ravensburg, Technical Inspection Agency (TUEV) Rheinland/Berlin/Brandenburg, Cologne).
2. Future development of the Skyflyer
To fill the enormous potential of the Skyflyer requires an intense preoccupation with further, possible applications. Parallel to the prototype construction in a closed system (according to a three-dimensional go-cart-system) and apart from future technical development (insertion of lighter, more efficient motors and rotors, weight reduction through light weight construction techniques, take-off and landing possibilities on water, higher payload, etc.), there will be future development of the concept of the Skyflyer for leisure as well as for commercial purposes.
Skyflyer (leisure vehicle):
Virtual equipment and design versions will be generated to demonstrate the individual adaptation possibilities of the Skyflyer. Based on different leisure scenarios respective Skyflyer versions are planned to analyse market response in this area.
Concepts which will be developed further are:
•Skyflyer events at shore routes over water (visible space, new racing concept, by this well suited for media and easy to form compliant to media, flexible).
•Skyflyer events on media defined routes without audience presence (multiple concepts possible, optimum media compatibility, low costs).
Skyflyer (means of transportation):
On the Skyflyer's technical platform various applications are possible in transportation. For this, a corresponding classification of the Federal Office for aeronautical engineering, Braunschweig, or the appropriate EU office as well as considerations of basic data, e.g. payload, performance, passenger transportation capacity, etc., are necessary.
1.Emergency medical services (pending, vertical access to limited rooms)
2.Island hopping and taxi services (Philippines, Indonesia, the Caribbean, Japan and Middle-East)
3.Automated cab service A - B
4.Traffic-way independent transport of passengers and goods from A - B (beneficial in urban regions with high traffic as well as in thinly populated regions without infrastructure).
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