After com­pre­hen­sive indoor prepa­ra­tion, bench and flight test­ing Cyclo Tech took the lat­est ver­sion of its tech­nol­o­gy demon­stra­tor “Bumblebee2.0” to the skies. It fea­tures 4 CR42 CycloRo­tors and an enhanced flight con­trol sys­tem.

The start of the out­door flight cam­paign marked anoth­er major mile­stone in the CYCLOROTOR devel­op­ment – aim­ing at a type cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for this new avi­a­tion propul­sion sys­tem.

The oper­a­tions at a gen­er­al avi­a­tion air­port in Aus­tria fol­low the strict EASA reg­u­la­tions under the UAS oper­a­tional autho­riza­tion for the “spe­cif­ic” cat­e­go­ry.

For the upcom­ing months demon­stra­tions of the unique capa­bil­i­ties of the 360° thrust vec­tor­ing CycloRo­tors and the sys­tem­at­ic expan­sion of the flight enve­lope are planned.