ETHICS consistently relies on turbine power for VTOL
Patented structures of the lift turbine and a supply concept newly designed for this purpose now make it possible to realize a powerful drive for VTOL functions.
The lift systems within the powerchain are kept free of hot exhaust gases from the combustion stream, which dramatically reduces material stress and - as in the case of helicopters - allows people to stay directly at the aircraft during operation close to the ground.
This also makes it possible to use modern, lightweight materials such as carbon fiber. The lightness of being has begun for VTOL.
In a VTOL aircraft, the system combines the advantages of an airplane with those of a helicopter.
- Vertical take-off and landing even with minimal or no infrastructure (non-existent or only very short runway)
- Cruise speed comparable with today's scheduled airliners
- Depending on vehicle design, comparable ranges to those of today's aircraft
- In Wingborne operation with modern engines economical in kerosene consumption
- Passenger capacities far higher than with planned air taxi concepts, for example
- On the ground, only ambient air is blown downwards for the ETHICS units, and no hot turbine exhaust gas
- Designed as a shoulder or high-deck model, it can be loaded accident-free and without restriction
- Essential construction elements of the lift-drive are patented
- The drive of the lift rotor is contactless via a fluid, so it is not mechanical and not electrical
During take-off and landing the balance system keeps the machine in position
It is light and in wingborne flight retracted.
For safety reasons, the ETHICS lift rotors are provided in duplicate
Even in the unlikely event of technical difficulties at an ETHICS unit during the hover phase, the plane can land. The non-contact design in operation of ETHICS also has a positive effect here. "No Single Point of Failure" is the top priority.
The lift rotors need room
This makes the wings slightly wider than those of "normal" aircraft. However, the diameter of the air ducts has been minimized by new technology and thus has a very limited effect on the wing thickness.