The fundamental enabling technologies of the aircraft (lift and control) were developed by Urban Aeronautics Limited. Tactical Robotics was responsible for the design and development of the flying prototype.

Control is provided by a vane control system consisting of 50 vanes mounted at the inlet and exit of each lift fan.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Tactical Robotics Ltd.

Primary manufacturer: Tactical Robotics Ltd.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: In development

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Other

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Other (x2)

Dedicated control device: Other (x200)

Dedicated propulsion devices: 2

Crew required: 0

Crew seating: Not applicable

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,678 kg 3,700 lb
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Max Take-off Weight: 1,678 kg 3,700 lb
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Limitations
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Range and Endurance
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Powerplant
Number of engines: 1
Designation: Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 466 kW 625 hp
Take-off / rated: 531 kW 712 hp
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OEI Ratings
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.80 m 5.91 ft
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Direction of Rotation: Not applicable
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Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
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Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 2.54 m² 27.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 329.77 kg/m² 67.541 lb/ft²
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
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Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
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