Joby Aviation Installed Flight Dalnation Record EVTOL — 249 km16 октября, 2021
California startup Joby Aviation has published a video on which a full-size aircraft, designed for a pilot and four passengers, makes a flight at a distance of 249 km on a single battery charge. Total time in the air — 77 minutes. For electrical aviation is an achievement. «We have achieved that many people seemed impossible with modern battery technology,» said Joby Bevirt, founder of Joby.
Managed airplane from the ground The main pilot test of the company Justin Pines. The device took off from the airfield to Big Sur, California, moved to the horizontal flight mode and made 11 circles in the air before returning to Earth. This test made it possible to confirm in the practice of approval of developers about the possibility of flying 250 and more kilometers on one charge of a lithium-ion battery.
The electrical apparatus of vertical takeoff and landing (EVTOL) is very demanding to the energy supply, consuming electricity in huge quantities while lifting to height. Joby used a cathode battery from nickel-manganese-cobalt and anodom from graphite and confident that after laboratory testing, this battery will work more than 10,000 «nominal flight cycles».
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Joby, who raised the capital from Toyota, Intel and Jetblue and bought the Elevate Unit from Uber to develop electric Aerotexi, plans to launch Aerotexi service, including regional flights, in 2024. It is going to manage the fleet of his EVTOL and
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