Experimental Passenger Drone Catches Fire During Test Flight
During a recent test flight, an experimental passenger drone or EVTOL designed for passenger transport by the American company Aura Aerospace caught fire. The failure of a current regulator during regenerative braking is to blame. The company’s director uses the incident to emphasize the importance of testing and certifying components used in electric flight.
Passenger drone catches fire during test
The Guardian G1 eVTOL is an electrically powered multirotor that can fly for up to 20 minutes with a pilot on board. Aura Aerospace, an American company, is working on the device. The eVTOL is not yet available for purchase, but the company is taking pre-orders. The G1 will eventually be available for purchase for $ 185,000.
However, before the device is released to the public, it must undergo extensive testing. According to a recent incident where an experimental version of the eVTOL caught fire, this isn’t exactly superfluous. When the motors decelerated, one of the…