The Carter Aviation Technologies CarterCopter is a VTOL that can carry 5 passengers with 1 pilot onboard, as well as reasonably meet Uber's eCRM noise requirements for VTOL transports in urban areas. The CarterCopter has four pull-configured propellors on its small wing in addition to one large main rotor that provides substantial lift, enabling vertical flight.
Stage of Development
Cruise Speed: 175mph
Gross Weight: 5500lbs
Empty Weight (w/o batteries): 3080 lbs
Battery Weight (300Wh/Kg): 1320lbs
Useful Load: 1100lbs
Our Take on the CarterCopter
Carter Aviation Technologies is no stranger to flight testing and designing and developing new products - but they've never before designed and developed an eVTOL. While this is new territory for the company, they bring considerable experience onto the table from flight testing and design engineering disciplines. Furthermore, the legacy of the Carter Family in Texas, combined with the entrepreneurial spirit of the company and the agility with which smaller firms can pivot may be key enablers of success for the CarterCopter.
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