Carter Aviation Technologies has revealed their four-seat personal air vehicle at AirVenture 2009. Designed to take off and land vertically, the aircraft is able to cruise at high speeds with the efficiency of a fixed-winged airplane.
Carter Aviation Technologies is a research and development company, pioneering new aviation concepts. Their primary focus is the slowed-rotor compound aircraft, a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that uses the rotor for takeoff and landing, and a small, efficient wing for high speed flight, up to 500 mph, all with much less complexity than a tilt-rotor or other vectored thrust vehicle. Carter successfully demonstrated the slowed rotor concept with the CarterCopter Technology Demonstrator (CCTD), the first and only aircraft to reach mu-1.
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