Malaysia Airports Corporation cooperates with Skyports and Volocopte to study eVTOL drone take-off and landing facilities

[Reported by evtol website on July 21, 2021] Malaysia Airports Corporation has signed an agreement with Volocopter, a developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and Skyports, a developer of aviation infrastructure, to jointly study the vertical of urban air traffic Take-off and landing facilities.

The two parties plan to conduct a feasibility study at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) in Malaysia to verify the vertical take-off and landing solution of eVTOL air taxis, including market demand, passenger flow, and urban air transportation resource integration. The cooperation agreement will explore the possibility of developing urban air services at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and other airports in Malaysia. Malaysia Airports Group currently operates 39 airports.

Christian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer of Volocopter, said: “The Southeast Asian market is one of the largest and most promising markets for urban air transportation because of its geographical layout and dense population. Our feasibility study will help us understand market needs, customer expectations and airports. The integrated solution can be applied to other airports in Southeast Asia."

FlyDragon FDG25 fixed -wing evtol drone for mapping

long endurance drone 3 hours VTOL V tail for mapping surveillance

Flydragon FDG25 eVTOL drone feature:

Easy to assemble and operate Vertical take-off and landing, without limitation of space Resistance to harsh weather conditions Diesel-electric version and electric version optional All carbon fiber composite material, industry standard architecture Compatible with PC station, suitable for open source of autopilot system.

1. Body material: carbon fiber, glass fiber, Kevlar, pvc interlayer, etc.
2. Body length: 1.26m
3. Wingspan: 2.5m
4. Landing gear height: 19.5cm
5. Landing gear installation position: below the rotor rod
6. Task compartment size: 260mm*172mm*90mm
7. Battery compartment size: 260mm*150mm*85mm (can hold 2*5300mah and 1*32000mah at the same time)
8. Position of mission compartment: directly below the center of gravity of the aircraft
9. Structure weight: about 3.2kg
10. Maximum take-off weight: less than 13kg
11. Maximum payload: 2kg (standard load: 1-1.5kg)
12. Endurance time: 170min/1.5kg,  210mim/1.2kg
13. Maximum control distance: manual control by remote control/1km, ground station/standard 30km
14. Standard cruising speed: 65km/h (about 18m/s)
15. Maximum cruising speed: 108km/h (30m/s)
16. Stall speed: 16m/s
17. Minimum circling radius: 150m
18. Maximum level flight limit: 4000m above sea level
19. Wind resistance of fixed-wing mode: no less than 7 wind (17.1m/s)
20. Maximum wind resistance in rotor take-off and landing mode: no less than class 4 wind (7.9m/s)
21. Operating environment: -20℃~45℃; can fly in light rain
22. Power battery: 2*5300mah (vertical take-off and landing) 2*25000mah (fixed wing cruise)
23. Rotor emergency operation time: not less than 6.5min
24. Take-off and landing method: vertical take-off and landing
25. Vertical power blade size: 16 inches (recommended)
26. Fixed wing tail thruster blade: 14~16 inches (recommended)

Recommended Set-up:

4 x T-motor MN505S KV260
4 x T-motor 6S 60A ESC
2 x P16*5.4 Propeller CW&CCW
1 x T-motor AT115A  ESC
1 x T-motor AT4130 KV230
1 x APC 17″ Propeller CW
4 x GDW296X servo
1 x PX4 Air Speedometer
1 x Power Module For Pixhawk 2.1
1 x Pixhawk 2.1 Standard Set with Here 2 GNSS
1 x Herelink
2 x 6S 25000mAh Lipo battery