RYSE Aero Technologies, the ultralight electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company, will exhibit at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Exhibiting under the “Vehicle Tech” category, RYSE Aero Technologies’ Director of Regulatory Affairs and Aerodynamics, Erik Stephansen, will conduct daily on-site flight demonstrations, making it the first-ever aircraft of its kind to get airborne at the Consumer Electronics Show.
RYSE Aero’s RECON eVTOL is classified under the FAA’s Ultralight Rules Part 103. This means the RECON is basically an all-electric aerial ATV designed to make flight accessible for all, regardless of skill level or pilot’s certification. The RYSE RECON is a personal eVTOL multicopter aircraft with a top speed of up to 63 mph (101 km/h) and a range of 25 miles (40 km). The vehicle weighs less than 300 lb (136 kg) and has the ability to operate on both land and water.
In the four months since the RECON’s first manned flight, RYSE has conducted numerous public flights and demonstrations at top agriculture and farming expos, enabling several enhancements to its capabilities and limitations.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the latest feature enhancements of the RECON, including its Simplified Vehicle Operations Systems (SVO), which ensure a low learning curve for the pilot, its Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), which increases safety and reliability, as well as its redundant artificial intelligence systems and enhanced battery pack capacity.
“As the world’s largest innovation stage, CES provides an unparalleled opportunity to showcase RECON’s cutting-edge technology. It’s a fantastic honor to be the first person to fly an eVOTL vehicle here at CES,” said Erik Stephansen, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Aerodynamics for RYSE Aero Technologies. “I’m excited to conduct daily flight demonstrations at the West Hall’s outside demonstration area, giving attendees a chance to see first-hand how easy and intuitive the RECON is to operate.”