UAV-1 unmanned concept aircraft
UAV-1 VTOL aircraft
The Aliptera UAV-1 concept aircraft
The performance of the UAV-1 is similar to a fixed wing UAV, meaning long range, increased mission time in the air, higher payload, but also capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Having hovering ability, will outperform usual multi-copters, as the lift created by the lip wings reduces the power requirement for the motor, not mentioning that is being capable of transitioning to more efficient forward flight.
The arrangement of the lip wings also provide control and increases maneuverability without the need for conventional control surfaces, making the aircraft more aerodynamic and simplifying the control system.
ADR-1 VTOL concept aircraft
ADR-1 Dragon Rider
A riding personal VTOL aircraft
The Lip Wing Technology enables creation of new kind of aircraft, the personal VTOL aircraft. Here is an example of what is possible, ADR-1 an aircraft you can ride, take off directly from your driveway!
In VTOL mode the aircraft will be controlled by a computerized flight controller, an advanced solution compared to the ineffective 'kinesthetic control' used by the Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee
In forward flying mode the pilot will sit in a prone position, similar to riding a motorcycle. A study about prone position aircraft can be found here: proned-pilots
The presented aircrat is just a concept of what would be possible. A prototype will have a landing gear or skids, the pilot will wear a strap that will secure him to the fuselage, and also will wear a parachute. Some sort of mesh or retaining feature will prevent the pilot from slipping and falling into the spinning propeller. The aircraft could be equipped with a ballistic parachute for recovery in the event of motor failure, or have a hybrid system having enough energy stored for emergency safe STOL landing
APV-1 personal concept aircraft
APV-1 VTOL aircraft
A Lip Wing personal VTOL aircraft.
Another personal VTOL aircraft concept based on the Lip Wing Technology. It is a canard type aircraft having a main rotor and Lip Wing located aft of the aircraft, part of the main wing. The aircraft is balanced by a front ducted propeller, exposed in VTOL configuration by a series of slatted airfoils.
Some preliminary calculated parameters:
2.4m main rotor(95 inch) and 1.6m(63 inch) auxiliary rotor
180 hp engine generating 1720 lb thrust
2100ft/min; Stall 63 kts; Cruise 170 kts
Max speed 210 kts; Range 480 nmi