As site visitors in densely populated city areas continues to trigger issues, together with environmental and noise points, curiosity and funding in electrical vertical take-off and touchdown (eVTOL) plane grows.
Overair is partnering with Toray to develop the Butterfly eVTOL prototype plane, utilizing Toray’s carbon fiber and resin system. The Butterfly will present a zero-emission, low-noise sustainable ridesharing choice and not too long ago accomplished full-scale testing of the propulsion system.
Toray’s T1100/3960 prepreg system is formulated for high-performance aerospace functions the place the optimum ratio of power to modulus properties is important and is getting used within the Butterfly’s airframe construction and propulsion models. The 3960 remedy epoxy resin permit for autoclave and out-of-autoclave curing and the TORAYCA™ T1100 carbon fiber gives distinctive tensile power.
“We’re excited to be working carefully with Toray’s superior supplies as we proceed the event of our all-electric Butterfly experimental prototype plane,” mentioned Ben Tigner, co-founder and CEO at Overair. “Our distinctive propulsion system requires supplies that present a novel mixture of excessive stiffness and excessive power, whereas additionally sustaining the optimum weight targets for the automobile.”