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Eyo aiming for tailless future

26th May 2016 - 15:40 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


An engineer and aircraft developer says that he has created an unmanned platform unique in the sector, in building a rotary vertical lift aircraft that requires no tail or rotor to compensate for the torque.

Jean-Claude Tourn, President at Lakesight, told Shephard that he is preparing for further testing on the Eyo Copter-400 concept platform, which was developed from the earlier Eyo Copter-200 model and is planned to have many times the lift capability than its predecessor. 

While the 200, featuring a similar design and an unpowered tail rotor, could lift around 60-70kg the newer 400 variant is planned to …

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