Aerovel Spools-Up Flexrotor Production as Service Experience Fuels Demand

September 26, 2018

Diminutive, and squat on its four lunar-lander legs, a Flexrotor spins-up its outsize rotor and levitates into the hot, high desert twilight. As it disappears into the darkness, its legs join into a trim rear fuselage, its broad wings take over, and the rotor slows to a flickering idle for a long, efficient cruise until […]

Aerovel Flexrotor Sets VTOL Endurance Mark

October 15, 2017

Long range and endurance are capabilities not often associated with VTOL aircraft. But Aerovel’s unmanned Flexrotor, a unique miniature tailsitter, is cut from a different cloth. Last week a Flexrotor named for the sea nymph Actaea lifted off into a grey and rainy morning with 7.5 kg of fuel onboard. It transitioned from hover to […]

Unmanned Aerovel Flexrotor Guides Fleet Through Choking Ice

November 2, 2016

Becomes a Vital Asset for Offshore Work North of Alaska Many weeks of slow and costly slogging through ice and fog might have been in store for a workboat fleet, sent a thousand miles from the nearest port to retrieve massive anchors from mooring sites spread across the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. But the lead […]

Sights and Sounds of Flexrotors Flying Formation

January 19, 2016

“We get experience faster by flying aircraft simultaneously,” observes Aerovel’s Tad McGeer about the first dual-Flexrotor flight in mid-January. “People appreciate the aircraft’s capability – an exceptional combination of small size, light footprint, VTOL and long endurance. Now they ask about reliability. For definitive answers we have to move further along the learning curve, looking […]

Flexrotor Finds Faraway Fish Fast

November 13, 2015

“We panned the camera out over the Chesapeake, and there they were, four-and-a-half kilometers away,” recalls Aerovel’s Tad McGeer. “It was our first day of demonstrating Flexrotor for the US Coast Guard.” Flexrotor, Aerovel’s exceptional unmanned aircraft, has caught the Coast Guard’s attention with its unique combination of small size, light footprint, VTOL, long endurance, […]

Oregon’s Precision Integrated Programs Becomes Launch Customer for Aerovel’s Flexrotor

January 5, 2015

Precision Integrated Programs of Newberg, Oregon, ended 2014 by placing a launch order for Flexrotor, Aerovel’s exceptional long-endurance VTOL UAV. Delivery of aircraft and support equipment is scheduled for spring 2015. “We are going after new civil applications at sea and on land which require big improvements over existing aircraft in economics, footprint, and endurance,” explained […]

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