ROTORwing VTOL drone

ROTORwing VTOL drone is the first of a new aircraft species, designed to optimize both hovering and forward flight.

Utilizing its patented articulating and rotating wing design, ROTORwing uses the whole wing as a highly efficient rotor that does not compromise forward flight performance characteristics when transitioned to fixed wing mode.



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ROTORwing’s advanced vertical takeoff and landing (AVTOL) technology means it can operate from almost anywhere, true runway independence.  ROTORwing’s efficiency allows it to carry sensors and payloads as far as conventional fixed wing aircraft. Offering three-hour (+) endurance, the Group 1 ROTORwing can accomplish a variety of missions from intelligence collection to package delivery at ranges unachievable by other VTOL aircraft. In addition, ROTORwing’s silent electric propulsion system enhances its abilities during close proximity ISR missions.

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For takeoff, ROTORwing has one wing facing forward and the other tilted ~180 degrees back to face in the opposite direction.  This allows the wing to spin like a rotor when power is applied.  When the rotor RPM is reached, the aircraft can now be commanded to hover using the full wing/rotor for lift. A small tail-rotor is used for aircraft fuselage pointing. Therefore, a large tail-rotor is not needed to cancel engine torque like a normal helicopter because there is no torque reaction to the fuselage. The ROTORwing rotor is propelled directly by the motors on the wings. This eliminates the need for heavy and complex gearboxes, swashplates, and high-power tail rotors.

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