It is getting to be more and more of a significant problem for governments, industrials and the eco-system itself that known transportation systems do not provide the market between fast airplanes with small payloads and slow ships with weighty payloads. Without affecting the eco-system with harbors, rails, highways, runways and exhaust gases actual and future transportation needs seem to be impossible. Conventional airships are very sensitive towards weather, fly slowly and mostly necessitate a ground-crew while take off and landing due to its large surface.
The proposed aircraft concerns a VTOL hybrid airplane with the synergetic advantage that every component which is necessary for a rotation symmetric VTOL, also can be used for a mirror symmetric cruise, whilst during take-off, cruise-flight and landing the demanded lift will be generated in a hybrid way using dynamic lift and static buoyancy. At the same time the potential capacities of lighter-thanair constructions to lift heavy payloads are exploited optimal through a lenticular shell. Two wings with fully symmetric airfoils are mounted marginally while both, the front and the back of the airfoils, can be flapped in a definite angle. It is consequently possible to adopt an axially symmetric configuration (helicopter) as well as a mirror-symmetrical configuration (airplane). The power supply comprises regenerative fuel cells loaded by solar cells, which are mounted on the huge top side of the lenticular shell.
The technology can also be used in other applications. The size of the hull and the wings is dependent on the payload and the required mission, whereas with one and a same object different payloads and missions can be absolved within a given range. Different scaling for many different applications reveal the replication potential. The keywords for these applications are promotion, tourism, geodesic research, observation, telecommunication, transportation and emergency aid. The constructions can be carried out for manned or unmanned flight, remote controlled or autonomous with GPS navigation system. Like the Sojourner system was used for planetary exploration on the ground of Mars, the presented thecnology could do the same by flying.
A low budget experiment has already shown that such an assembling allows both flying concepts and stable flight mechanics. For a video animation, which shows a possible vision, how the proposed non polluting flying object could look like, please visit http://www.hybrid-airplane.com .