The future use of renewable energies and the move away from fossil fuels will affect not only the automotive sector but also air traffic in the coming decades. The use of electric motors in aircraft will play a major role in this. The way energy is stored (accumulators, fuel cells or gas turbines as hybrids) will undergo a major development in the next five to ten years. In view of global warming, which is largely man-made, the decarbonization of the energy industry is particularly important - by ending the use of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. Likewise, the finite nature of fossil fuels and the dangers of nuclear energy represent important reasons for the energy transition. Solving the global energy problem is considered the central challenge of the 21st century.
The MX 18 Silhouette is an electrically operated, vertically taking off and landing aircraft for the transport of people and goods. Wings are used as buoyancy in addition to the rotors used during horizontal flight to save energy and for flight stabilisation. When starting vertically, the horizontal alignment of all three engines generates lift and the aircraft takes off. By gradually tilting the two front rotors propulsion is generated as in a twin-engine aircraft. The wing body construction maximizes the buoyancy properties and strengthens the structure of the construction. The inside rotors minimize the risk of accidents when taking off and landing.
We are currently developing the MX 18 Silhouette in three different dimensions to optimally meet specific requirements:
Unmanned Wingspan 4.5 m
Two-seater Wingspan 10.5 m
Five-seater Wingspan 17 m