Klissarov Design, an independent vehicle design studio based in the French Riviera, introduced “Acro” at the Monaco Yacht Show. The Acro is a revolutionary eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) concept vehicle intended for use in the yachting world. The objective is to resonate with the up-and-coming generation of yacht enthusiasts with an emotionally engaging experience. The ultralight recreational eVTOL vehicle is engineered to provide the "ultimate 3D flight joy experience; aerobatic, fun, and emotional", responding to the high demand for unique yachting experiences. Its propulsion system leverages advanced cycloidal rotor technology, enabling 360-degree thrust vectoring, superior maneuverability, and stability, making it capable of landing on yachts in nearly any sea/weather situation.
The Acro carries several innovative features. These include an emergency ballistic parachute system fitted at the top, a 3D printed heat sink that forms the structural airframe, a "Structural Harness" that secures the pilot and increases airframe rigidity, helmetless operation, dual joystick control with no pedals required. Furthermore, it possesses vivid enhancements such as dual side-screens HMI for improved environment visibility, tilting structural polycarbonate canopy amalgamating joysticks and screens, and seamless front access. The Acro's feature set underlines instant control of omnidirectional thrust's magnitude and orientation, variable flight positions/angles, and multiple flight modes, including Angle mode, Horizon mode, and Acro mode with AI assistance.
The vehicle's mass breakdown exhibits that the maximum takeoff weight equals the overall hover thrust at about 62 percent of the cyclorotor's maximum overall thrust. The selected propulsion system is based on an advanced and optimized Cyclo Tech CR-60 cyclorotor, allowing the vehicle to hover and land safely even in case of two simultaneous engine failures. Besides the thrilling and safe flying experience, Acro also provides an environmentally friendly option with its ultra-low noise pollution, electrical propulsion system, and compact design that eliminates the requirement for a traditional helipad. The vehicle also incorporates hassle-free "dock-in" charging at the bottom of the aircraft.
📷: KLISSAROV DESIGN