Ryse Aero Technologies has launched Ryse Recon, the company’s first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility.
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.
It features an open cockpit, open-framed fuselage, and six independent propulsion systems – each one of which will, in turn, be powered by a removable battery pack. Also, the battery packs are specially designed to work like your box store electric lawnmowers; they are removable and rechargeable, so you can have spare sets.
The Recon is designed to be easily mass-produced, inexpensive to maintain, and easy to fly. The patent-pending removable battery and vehicle operation systems were designed to be operated by an individual with minimal training, featuring advanced artificial intelligence and simple control systems. Without extensive training, the operator can operate the device over any terrain, whether it be to locate a lost calf or be of assistance to a lost boater.
Due to Recon’s modular design, it can be configured in a variety of ways, depending on its intended use – a model with fixed wings for faster, more efficient forward flight may even be offered. In its future configurations, it will offer fixed-wing options and design variations, all while retaining standardized flight controls.
The company expects the Recon to be used for private, commercial, and government use. The aircraft’s possible applications include personal daily transportation, agronomy, land surveying, search and rescue, agriculture, vineyards, logistics, and other rural sectors.