At this time, the Sting VTOL is little more than an artistic concept design; there is scant commercial information that is readily available for this VTOL at this time. The blended wing body design aims to take advantage of greater efficiencies during cruise flight, which would be indicative of the VTOL's tailoring for medium to longer range trips as opposed to many other intracity VTOL use cases.
Stage of Development
Aircraft Type: Intercity Winged VTOL
Powerplant: Undisclosed, ducted fan
Top Speed: Undisclosed
Propeller Configuration: Two vertical lift ducted fans, two pusher fans
Passenger/Payload Capacity: 4+ passengers
Autonomy Level: Piloted, semi-autonomous
No specific technical details are available at this time. From the art concepts posted online, it appears that the Sting VTOL would utilize gas turbines that drive the fans in the Blended Wing Body (BWB) of the aircraft.
For a full selection of renderings of the proposed design, go here.
Our Take on the Sting VTOL
Based on the lack of available information on this VTOL, TransportUP does not have a current prospectus. As new information becomes available, this will be updated.