Chief test pilot Justin Paines took to the controls for the VX4's maiden take-off which saw the eight sets of propellers lift the aircraft from the ground at hover-thrust, while tethered to the ground for safety.
The electromechanical actuators for Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft will provide tilt and pitch control for the four forward propellers, and aerodynamic control surface actuation on the wing and V-tail.
Vertical says it reviewed the capabilities of dozens of cell manufacturers before selecting Molicel as its battery partner as it believes Molicel is uniquely placed to meet the performance and safety requirements of the VX4
With a rapidly filling order book Vertical has brought the aerostructures development and manufacturing skills of Leonardo at Grottaglie on board to co-develop the fuselage of its VX4 eVTOL.
|16/12/2021||Press Release:||Vertical Aerospace lists on NYSE following merger with Broadstone Acquisition Corp.|