Gyrotrak technology

Efficiency

The new devel­oped, patented tech­nol­o­gy, Gyrotrak platform is an effi­cient UAV carrier system for the com­mer­cial market, which rede­fines the limits of com­mer­cial drone appli­ca­tions. The hybrid platform combines well-known tech­nolo­gies from man-carrying aviation in an inno­v­a­tive way to address pre­vi­ous­ly unful­filled UAV market require­ments like longer flight times, longer ranges and higher payloads, coupled with strong safety prin­ci­ples. Up to 22m/s (80km/h | 50mph), Gyrotrak has the lowest energy con­sump­tion when compared to multi-rotors, heli­copters or VTOL aircraft.

VTOL Fixed-wingMulticopterHelicopterGYROTRAK
Hovering Power Very high disk load, mainly for take off and landing (5–6 gr/W) High disk, many small rotors (6–8 gr/W) High disk load, increased sta­bil­i­ty (6–8 gr/W) Low disk load, low Reynold no. Asymmetrical profile (14–18 gr/W)
Cruising Power Very low energy con­sump­tion, even at high speed High crusing energy con­sump­tion, very high drag High cruising energy con­sump­tion, relative to speed, decreas­ing cca 25% Good energy con­sump­tion up to moderate speed (150–160 km/h)
High Cruising Speed Fast, if the hovering system has good aero­dy­nam­ic shape Very slow, tilting body and tilting blades Slow, limited body tilt Fast, aero­dy­nam­ic shape, high effi­cien­cy traction system
Low Cruising Speed Limited time low cruise, high stall speed Good low speed per­for­mance Good low speed per­for­mance Good low speed per­for­mance, low autoro­ta­tion speed (13 m/sec)
Flying platform weight Very high, complex system, big surface areas Very low, simple system High, complex mechan­i­cal parts Low, simple system
System com­plex­i­ty High (aircraft and mul­ti­copter com­pex­i­ty) Low Very High (complex mechan­i­cal com­po­nents, and tail rotor system) Low (no tail rotor, simple propul­sion)
Manueverability Low High High High, due to stored energy during manuev­ers
Heavy fuel oper­a­tion Yes, but complex. Aux gen­er­a­tor system needed N/A Yes, with com­mer­cial engine Yes, using com­mer­cial engines or tipjet
Maintenance Very high cost, high inte­gra­tion Simple, but all com­po­nents inte­grat­ed into the center unit Very high cost, high inte­gra­tion Simple, easily inter­changable main com­po­nents. Single unit gearbox
Transportation Very high costs, special box for wings Easy, when arms are remov­able Easy, folding rotors Easy, folding rotors, and quick connect com­po­nents (incl. Tail)
MTOW/Payload rate Very low (high empty weight) Moderate (high energy con­sump­tion) Low (high energy con­sump­tion, heavy airframe) High (light airframe, good effi­cien­cy)
Airframe Cost High, expen­sive car­bon­fi­bre struc­ture, complex inte­gra­tion Low, simple systems and mate­ri­als High, complex mechan­i­cal parts, tail rotor, dif­fi­cult assembly Low, simple systems and mate­ri­als

Modularity

Gyrotrak combines the tech­ni­cal advan­tages of the heli­copter and gyro­copter worlds and is also char­ac­ter­ized by its diverse, modular struc­ture — ideal for the com­mer­cial market, where the dif­fer­ent fields of appli­ca­tion require a UAV system that can be opti­mized pre­cise­ly to the purpose required. Modularity is demon­strat­ed not only in the basic con­struc­tion of the UAV but in its ability to install dif­fer­ent sizes of battery pack and use the remain­ing part of the MTOW for the task load.

Gyrotrak UAV Technology Modular
Gyrotrak UAV Technology Autorotation

Autorotation

The autoro­ta­tion prin­ci­ple of the main rotor, known from gyro­copters, not only ensures that the new Gyrotrak platform uses very little energy in forward flight and has high flight sta­bil­i­ty, but also that the UAV can still land safely even if all motors should fail offering a glide ratio of up to 1:13. At the same time, the new hybrid solution has the positive char­ac­ter­is­tics of a heli­copter, such as vertical take-off and landing in a small area, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of backward flight, or hovering on the spot and the high lift capacity but without the con­tin­u­ous high drive power required for forward flight.

Based on research

The Gyrotrak platform is based on sys­tem­at­ic and inten­sive research, design and test work.
Airial Robotics believes that this new concept has the poten­tial and oppor­tu­ni­ty to pos­i­tive­ly change and enhance com­mer­cial oper­a­tions and oper­a­tional safety in many com­mer­cial sectors, as well its ability to con­tribute to human­i­tar­i­an, disaster relief and other impor­tant areas in today’s devel­op­ing world.

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