Evtol Short Course
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Confirmed for Monday, June 14, 2021
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Course Overview: Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are propelled by electric power and capable of carrying people. There has been a dramatic resurgence of interest in these aircraft, driven by advances in electric-propulsion, digital manufacturing, high-fidelity simulations, and drone technologies (mobile computing and deep-learning). However, man-rated aircraft are more complex than drones, and require more than a clever combination of scaled-up components from consumer electronics and automobiles. Maturation of eVTOL into a safe, sound, and sensible aircraft require a clear  understanding of rotary-wing fundamentals, principles of enabling technologies and timely resolution of its major barriers. The objective of this course is to introduce these fundamentals, technologies and barriers.

Organized by the VFS eVTOL Technical Committee, this multi-presenter course will provide an overview of the unique challenges and opportunities of this new class of vehicles. Both electric and  hybrid-electric  passenger carrying vertical flight  aircraft will be covered for a variety of missions ranging from personal/private use to urban air taxis to regional electric VTOL bizjets.

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  1. 14 Jun 2021 | 10:00 - 15:00 EDT