On May 29, Shanghai Economy and Information Technology Commission announced the 2020-2021 "Shanghai Design 100+" list, and V400 Albatross was awarded as the only large eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) hybrid VTOL fixed-wing UAV.
Shanghai joined the UNESCO "Creative City Network" in 2010 and was awarded the title of "City of Design". In order to further promote the power of Shanghai design and enable design to empower the industry, the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have made the selction of "Shanghai Design 100+" as a key work arrangement, focusing on showing the annual design results of various industries. A total of 920 designers and design teams participated this time, covering more than 30 industrial fields, and a total of 1541 design products, design events and design cases of the year were collected, and the V400 Albatross stood out from the crowd.
As a large vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle, the V400 albatross is designed with an 8-lift 2-thrust dynamic design. It can not only take off and land vertically and hover in the air like a multi-rotor UAV, but it can also fly horizontally like a fixed-wing aircraft. It has a maximum take-off weight of 400 kg and a maximum payload of 100 kg. The pure electric version has a full-payload cruising range of 300 kilometers, and the hybrid version has a full-payload cruising range of 1,000 kilometers. It is mainly used in branch express logistics, emergency material transportation, emergency rescue and other scenarios, especially in mountainous and island transportation scenarios, a lot of time can be saved, and the efficiency advantage is obvious. With its unique design and excellent performance, the V400 Albatross has now obtained a number of international and domestic patents.
Awarded as “Shanghai Dedign 100+” List is not only a recognition of the design and technological innovation of the V400 Albatross, but also an affirmation of the direction of the emerging EVTOL autonomous aircraft industry.In the future, AutoFligth will continue to develop deeply in the eVTOL UAV industry and lead the industry development.(The end)