Hello, my name is Alexander Taits. I am CEO of a start-up company FusionFlight, and PhD Student at ASU. On January 1st, 2015, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop the first-ever drone powered by four small jet-engines – JetQuad. I hope to eventually mass-produce these drones for the sale to the drone community.
JetQuad is expected to achieve a top-speed of just below the speed of sound with a flight-ceiling of approximately 33,000 feet. Running on full-power, the JetQuad will consume all 100 ounces of stored on-board Jet-A fuel in approximately 3-minutes.
A successful demonstration flight of the JetQuad will permit FusionFlight to continue advancing jet-engine powered vertical flight technology. The companies’ long-term goal is to build a scaled-up version of the JetQuad with enough lift capacity to boost large rockets and payloads to the atmosphere’s edge.
The Kickstarter campaign is expected to end on January 30, 2015.
FusionFlight LLC is an Arizona-based start-up established in September, 2014.
The FusionFlight team has been developing technology demonstration prototypes since June, 2014. These prototypes involve small vertical take-off and landing vehicles powered by a single jet-engine with an air-pressure stabilization system. For more information, please visit http://www.fusionflight.com/.
Check out our first prototype, the AB1…powered by a single jet-engine…
Check out, our second prototype, the AB1.1…much lighter vehicle…
Source: DIY Drones
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