On October 30, according to media reports,The self-driving eVTOL manned aircraft V1500M independently developed by Fengfei Aviation Technology in Shanghai Jinshan has successfully completed its first flight test recently.It is reported that from the finalization of the design to the production of carbon fiber fuselage, to the first show at the Zhuhai Air Show, subsequent bench testing and flight control avionics series commissioning, to the first take-off and landing test of the V1500M, the Fengfei team only used nothing. To 100 days.
As an electric vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing manned aircraft, V1500M has a maximum take-off weight of 1500 kg, equipped with a pure electric power system, a passenger flight range of 250 kilometers, and a maximum passenger capacity of 3-4 people.
Its vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing configuration has the advantages of both a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft. It can take off vertically and cruise quickly. This configuration combines high efficiency, long range, and simple configuration into one, while meeting the redundancy requirements of aviation safety standards.
The person in charge of the V1500M project of Fengfei Aviation Technology said: “We will start the V1500M fixed-wing conversion test soon to verify the conversion from the rotor to the fixed-wing flight mode. Through various flight tests, we will advance the research and development of the V1500M at full speed, and strive to be in 2024. Obtained airworthiness certification in the year.”
According to data, Fengfei Aviation Technology is a technology company that specializes in R&D and manufacturing of autonomous vehicles. The company is headquartered in Shanghai. At present, a variety of product layouts have been completed in the field of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, mainly including large-scale autonomously-piloted material transportation aircraft and large-scale intelligent manned aircraft.