Recon, a new eVTOL that doesn’t require a pilot’s licence

Recon has a basic form: a drone-style six-prop multi-copter, powered by six motors, with only a single seat in the middle for the pilot.

The multi-copter can make both water-and land-based take-offs and landings- therefore there is no need for runways.

The eVTOL has an aluminum frame, weighs 286 lb (130 kg), and can carry a payload of up to 200 lb (91 kg).

The battery of the eVTOL can power the vehicle for 25 minutes, or roughly 25 miles (40 km), depending on the pilot’s weight and the weather conditions. The battery packs for the aircraft are said to be inexpensive and replaceable. Like power tools, they are removable so users can have spare sets for onsite convenience.

Recon is a fast eVTOL. Considering the aircraft’s size and purpose, speeds can go up to 58 mph (93 kph) with a comfortable cruising speed of about 40 mph (65 kph).

The eVTOL’s control scheme is basic: you only use a pair of joysticks. Its flight control module is enhanced with a technology that can sense and avoid obstacles.

The vehicle also can limit its maximum altitude to 700 ft (213 m) above ground level.

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