APR Aerospace has recently presented APR001 – Electric V.01, the new state-of-the-art hybrid APR with vertical take-off and forward flight. The fully electric aircraft is designed for the long-haul transport of payloads up to 10 kg.
Thanks to a cell completely made of composite materials and equipped with 5 electric motors, APR001 combines the performance of vertical take-off and landing that is typical of multirotors with the efficiency of the conventional flight, notably increasing the efficiency and the range.
With a wingspan of 2.90 metres and the use of a single motor for the forward flight, APR001 optimizes the duration of batteries and the operational range. Moreover, thanks to the use of state-of-the-art composite materials, it reaches an excellent ratio between mass and structural characteristics, maintaining a flight weight of just 15 kg and permitting the transport of payloads up to 10 kg without exceeding 25 kg MTOW imposed by the regulation. The range of APR001 can reach 100 km, making it a key tool for a broad range of missions.