All you need to know about the TriFan 600
What if you don’t have to go to the airport to board your flight? What if your destination cannot be reached with a helicopter in a single flight? What if helicopters take just too long?
Now what if I told you there is a new aircraft design that solves all these problems? Behold, the TriFan 600 is an innovative aircraft design inspired by these three problems listed, among other things as well. This design was presented by XTI Aircraft Company on Start Engine, a crowdfunding website.
So how does this work exactly?
In order to prevent the hassle of airports and runways, the TriFan 600 has the ability to vertically take off like a helicopter. In order to get to a destination that is out of the limits of helicopters and at a speed comparable to current jets, the TriFan 600 can cruise like an airplane.
The TriFan 600 has three ducted fans, two on the wings of the aircraft and one at the rear end of the aircraft. These fans give the aircraft the ability to take off vertically, but once the plane is in the air, the side ducted fans rotate forward to propel the aircraft forward.
The TriFan 600 can reach its maximum cruising speed of 400mph (643km/h) in 90 seconds. It’s maximum cruising altitude is 30,000 feet, which can be attained in 11 minutes.
As would be expected of a high-tech aircraft, it comes with advanced safety features such as autopilot and automated controls for takeoff and landing. In fact, the sliding cover for the rear ducted fan is also a safety feature designed to protect the engine while it’s in horizontal flight.
How about its looks?
The TriFan 600 was initially designed for businessmen. However, it can readily be seen that it has the potential to benefit other clients as well. These might include leisure and personal use, medical use and transportation for high profile government officials.
With this in mind, the TriFan 600 is a very spacious aircraft that is designed to provide maximum comfort. It can take up to six passengers, including the pilot.
How much will it cost?
The TriFan 600 is estimated to cost around $ 10-$ 12 million. It might probably be a good idea to start saving from now.
Source: Start Engine