Moya Aero has released news that it will conduct a test flight of its full-scale prototype cargo eVTOL at its facilities in the testing area in Airfield SDA4, Fazenda Maristela, Brazil.
The vehicle, with a wingspan of 5.5m, is made largely from composite materials such as carbon fibre and epoxy resin reports the press release and Moya has built around 90% of the structure in composite material. Finally, it says the last fairings and landing gear, specially developed for the vehicle, will be added and the wiring of the engines and the electric power system has been completed.
Moya says the team is also building a small drone to perform test flights for autopilot verification. It said this will save time and allow slight adjustments before the first flight of the full-scale aircraft. Powertrain and battery tests are in progress, and the ground station is almost complete it reports.
Furthermore, the company says it has started conversations around certification with ANAC, the Brazilian aviation regulator and that the aircraft is progressing on schedule, on budget and is on track to be the first high-capacity cargo drone to fly in Latin America.
The programme according to the company is sponsored by FINEP, a Brazilian government organisation that promotes science, technology, and innovation.
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