As a result of technology demonstrator tests, subscale models, aerodynamics simulations and many complex calculations, significant changes in the design of the Zuri hybrid eVTOL have been made.
One of the changes that will affect the passenger version the most is the change in the internal layout, with the original VIP and Executive variants, which had different seating arrangements, are now unified into a 1+2+2 scheme.
From the outside, the most significant change has been made at the aircraft’s rear, where instead of a standard tail with the vertical stabilizer, there is now a V Tail to allow for larger propellers and a further increase in the distance between propellers and the ground.
Furthermore, using a V Tail should result in lower aerodynamic drag and help in the plane’s overall aerodynamics characteristics. Minor design changes have also been made to the Cargo version, whose interior space is now better suited for different types of cargo.
ZURI’s hybrid eVTOL can transport passengers and cargo at distances over 700 km, a range that makes it significantly further than those other companies which use electricity exclusively to power their aircraft.
Zuri 2.0 basic parameters
|Range||700+ km (435 miles) plus a 30-minute reserve|
|Cruising speed||300+ km/h (186+ mph)|
|Power units||Eight tilting electric motors|
|On-board generator||Turbine with an electricity generator for powering electric motors and recharging Lithium batteries|