- Apr 21, 2008
- San Diego, CA. USA
- Piper Archer, Aviomania G1sb
- Total Flight Time
- Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
Europcar orders 50 Skyworks e-aircrafts for Brazil operations
SAO PAULO, 2 days agoEuropcar, the world’s third largest rental car company and leading mobility provider, has placed an order for 50 eGyro electrically powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Skyworks Aeronautics for use in Brazil, the world’s fourth largest market for civil helicopters after the US, Russia and Canada.
I do not know..
Are there any actually flying ... ???
The internet is full of theoretical concepts and for some reason folks imagine battery power is some kind of magic elixir.
The fundraising always seems to reach lofty heights .... the aircraft not so much.
.Its a very successful technology business. Sorry I need to go laugh my arse off. e-Gyro. Is this run by the investment firm run by remains of the Groen Brothers by any chance? Anyone know. Investment scam Groen style, round 2 is what it looks like to me.
These so called orders for Joby, Archer etc. and supposedly this e-Gyro are placeholders. They are promises not binding contracts to setup pump and dump schemes for stocks.
Bottom line is energy density of e-Anything sucks big ones right now. Has always sucked and will suck for another decade at least before it can match energy of a pound of gasoline. That revolution of battery tech fundamentally changing due to a materials science advance will not come from or start in aviation. Aviation is too small a market. It will happen and get tested first in cars and Aviation practical use of it will be after cars/trucks.
I give them props for scheming up this in the eVTOL bandwagon. Why should gyroplanes get left behind when all the rest are doing it and going "SPAC" LOL.
You are on the right track .... this whole recent announcement is predicated on the following ....
100 million investment dollars are earmarked for this project .... that money is the magic elixir that underpins the magic elixir of battery power.
Groen Bros has plenty of gyroplane talent and experience as can be seen in the HAWK 11 which did not go into production but that is beside the point .