Say hello to SILENCIO Gamma
SILENCIO Gamma is a 100% electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft especially designed to be ultra-quiet. It has two independent powertrains for hover and cruise, combining the simplicity of a quadcopter configuration and the high cruise efficiency of a fixed-wing aircraft.
It is designed from scratch via a thoughtful, modular design process and built with lightweight, high-strength materials with state-of-the art manufacturing techniques.
SILENCIO Gamma, the third configuration of the SILENCIO series, has been specifically designed to excel at maximum efficiency.
110 x 25 x 15 cm
Efficiency in design mission
The design mission on which the aircraft is based on consists of nine mission segments: taxi, vertical take-off, hover, transition, cruise, looping, transition, hover and vertical landing.
The aircraft is primarily composed of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) to achieve a lightweight design. Ply- and balsa wood are implemented to provide stability and robustness to the structure. The two hover boom mounts were 3D printed.
The independency between hover and cruise powertrain allows a targeted implementation of propulsion components. The aircraft deploys four hover motors mounted on two booms at the wing and two wingtip cruise electric motors. The required energy is provided by LiPo battery packs.
The electronics and power distribution board are located in the fuselage under the wing cover for easy access. That, combined to their modular design allows quick maintenance and replacements.