The Flying Car Project "TUSI", realized in Turkey by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Application and Research Center within Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU), is exhibited at the "AIRTAXI World Congress" between 13-15 September.
The Flying Car Project, the construction of which started in 2018, was developed by Turkish engineers and students within the body of Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Application Research Center with the "Technology on the Horizon" slogan. TUSI, which is now exhibited at the AIRTAXI World Congress Urban&eVTOL held at Raffles Istanbul Hotel between 13-15 September, attracted great attention. The sponsorship of the organization was undertaken by large organizations such as Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul Airport and Turkish Airlines.
IT CAN BE ADAPTABLE TO THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY, SEARCH AND RESCUE AND AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING
The Flying Car Project TUSI, realized in Turkey within the body of Istanbul Gelisim University, takes its name from the 13th-century Persian scientist Nasiruddin Tusi. It was designed in the infrastructure of a front-wheel drive 3-wheel vehicle, and was formed from an aluminum chassis and carbon fiber body on an 8-rotor system. Having an engine power of 75 kW, TUSI has a useful load carrying capacity of 85 kg. In the statement made by the IGU Technology Transfer Office (TTO), it was stated that the Flying Car Project TUSI can be used with remote control or internal pilot control options. Additionally, it was also added that apart from personal use, it can be adapted to the fields of defense industry, search and rescue and agricultural spraying.
“NECESSARY EFFORTS ON NEW PROTOTYPES WILL BE REALIZED”
The charging time of TUSI, whose design and manufacturing phases started in 2018, is 3.5 hours. In its latest developed form, it has a 10-minute stay in the air. A drone version of TUSI, which is working to increase its duration time in the air and useful load carrying capacity, is also included in the plans. Yahya Kemal Kıran, Director of Istanbul Gelisim University Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Application and Research Center, indicated the following: “At the Congress, information was given that electric aircraft, known as eVTOL, could start to be used in cities following the preparation and enactment of the relevant regulations of the state, and that they are being used in the USA and Canada. As Istanbul Gelisim University, necessary efforts will be carried out to accelerate our work, to increase our existing knowledge on flying cars and to produce new prototypes.”
Sponsors of the Fair;
Istanbul Gelisim University
Edmonton International Airport
Aeroporti Di Roma/UrbanV
İGA Istanbul Airport
C.M. Composite Materials Ltd
Nextra Aerospace Inc.
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