VTOL AEROSPACE HISTORY
For the past 60 years, engineers have tried to combine the advantages of airplanes and helicopters, but currently the Boeing V-22 Osprey is the sole realization to be in production. The Converticopter family of aircraft is designed to provide the vertical take-off and landing capability of helicopters combined with the speed and efficiency advantages of fixed wing aircraft. The Converticopter solution provides greater safety, speed, and simplicity of operation over any existing class of vertical take-off aircraft which makes it ideally suited for various uses, such as emergency medical services, search and rescue, air taxi, and oil exploration. The concept for the Converticopter design has evolved over a 10-year period during which our predecessor company, Elytron Aircraft LLC, experimented with several quarter-scale convertiplanes, as well as full-size airframe modeling, extended flight simulations, and CFD simulations. The popular Verticopter flying-wing design with in-wing propulsion was the most successful of these prototypes but still had aerodynamic limitations. In 2012, Elytron Aircraft LLC invented a new and optimized wing configuration that addressed all of the earlier design shortcomings, and we are now furthering its development with the CVC family.