The Pegasos Coldblood – our pegasious transporter
This model is our biggest vehicle with the combined capability of travelling on land and in the air and for which both capabilities are equally given. So symbolically spoken this vehicle is, just like our Model W, a real flying horse.
The main purpose of our Model C is normal transport of goods, just like usually done by transporters nowadays. So simply spoken this vehicle is a flying transporter, or in our words a pegasiousThis term denotes the characteristic of having the combined capability of travelling on land and in the air. The ... More transporter.
Our Model C is therefore able to serve as an addition resp. as an alternative to usual transporters, especially in situations in which travelling on land alone is not optimal, e.g. if road infrastructure is often overloaded, damaged/out of order, or if road infrastructure is not available at all.
In land mode all propeller protection frames with integrated electrically driven propellers are folded down, resp. they are retracted and stored under the vehicle ceiling by some pivotal resp. extension mechanism. They are arranged in a way so that the doors for loading and unloading the vehicle are not covered and hence can be opened whenever required.
In this state the vehicle’s width is smaller than an usual street width and hence our Model C is compatible with normal land vehicle infrastructure.
Transition & in the air
In transition mode (land <-> air) all protective propeller frames with integrated electrically driven propellers are folded up, resp. pulled out by respective mechanisms.
In this state the vehicle’s width is wider than an usual street width, however because the propellers are relatively high above ground they do not interfere with most other objects which are usually present in the land vehicle infrastructure (e.g. other vehicles or persons). This means that our Model C is still compatible with normal land vehicle infrastructure in this state in most cases and therefore take-off and/or landing in principle is possible almost everywhere when taking appropriate care.
The relatively heavy power source is located in the bottom of the vehicle and together with the folded up, resp. pulled out propellers this results in a center of gravity of the vehicle which clearly lays below the propeller plane, i.e. this results in a stable flight configuration.
Transition between operation modes
- Automatic: in less than 1 minute
- Internal combustion engine with standard gasoline for land vehicles
- Direct controlled by same controls (joysticks/touchpads) in all operation modes
- Redundant propellers
- Redundant power supply
- Stable flight by design
- Max. payload: ~1200 kg
- Max. speed: ~140 km/h
- Max. operation range: ~1200 km
- Max. speed: ~70 km/h
- Max. time in the air: ~45 minutes
- Weight: ~3500 kg
- Fuell capacity: ~400 l
- Max. length/width/height of loading space: ~3,2 m / ~1,6 m / ~1,4m
- Min. loading height: ~0,9 m
- Max. power: ~300 kW
- Max. length/width/height: ~5 m / ~2,4 m / ~2,7 m
- Max. power: ~3000 kW
- Max. length/width/height: ~6,5 m / ~5 m / ~2,7 m
With it’s specific characteristics and abilities our Model C has many potential applications. A few of them are listed below.
For Individuals Supply of goods in remote areas (mountains, islands, deserts, …), …
For Companies / Institutions
- Transport / Logistics: delivery (in remote areas, e.g. mountains, deserts, islands, …), relocation (e.g. moving and lifting furniture to penthouse), taxi, …
- Media / Events: in front of the camera
For Authorities / Emergency Services Search and Rescue with fast response (direct connection, short cuts, preventing detours and traffic jams, …), with access where otherwise not possible (wildfires, mountain rescue, collapsed buildings, floodings, …), …
For Military transport of troups and equipment (substitute for helicopters), overcoming obstacles (gorges, collapsed bridges, water/islands, …), …