D-Dalus Drone is a conceptual futuristic aerial vehicle that might make your dream of flying come true. Just admit it, all of us have a dream that someday we can ride a car that fly/float and land on the roof of our house. This futuristic vehicle was shown for the first time at the Paris Air Show 2011. It combines the advantages of a helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft, it has the ability to stay stable in the air, rotate about all 3 axis at 360-degree, and land on a moving platform such as boat or yacht. D-Dalus requires only 30 to 60% less power than chopper since the vertical thrust can be created by its high lift and low drag wing body design.
Designed by Formquadrat, “Cyclogyro” rotor assembly is located at the heart of this aircraft propulsion system, it converts power from conventional motor into a forced airflow across aerodynamic blades. The propulsion consists of 4 sets of contra-rotating disks, each set driven at the same rpm by a conventional aero-engine. The disks are surrounded by blades whose angle of attack can be altered by moving an offset point located inside the hollow axis of the rotating disks. As each blade can be given a different angle of attack, the resulting main thrust can be in any required direction in 360° around any axis. This allows the aircraft to launch vertically, remain in a fixed position in the air, fly in any direction, rotate in any direction like a football, and thrust upwards thereby ‘gluing down’ on landing.
Designer : Julian Pröll