Update: 2 April, 2017
VISION VTOL TURBOCOPTER – SINGLE SEAT
Forerunner of a New Mode Of Transport For The 21st Century
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN PLAN
World Harmony, a nonprofit organization, has several exciting projects to develop. It is now focusing on the Vision VTOL technology because it offers a great potential to improve our world. We hope you agree.
NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
Mike Waters, designer of the Vision VTOL, is currently working on a new battery technology that is demonstrating at least five times more power density than lithium batteries. Its features includes fast charging and discharging, extremely long life, better safety (no fire risk), recyclable, cheaper and easier to manufacture. The bottom line is that with this new battery the Vision VTOL would have a range of around 2000 km (1200 miles). Imagine being quickly and safely transported hassle-free anywhere you want to go!
World Harmony’s Technology Assessment Team (TAT) believes this exciting new mode of transportation can best be developed from funding received from the people who want to use it; you and others like you. This can easily be accomplished through a well-planned and well-executed Crowdfunding Campaign Plan we have designed. We invite you to join our team of dedicated people to ensure the success of this exciting project.
INVITATION TO JOIN OUR ELITE TEAM
Wanted: If you have any experience or skills in any of the following:
- Social media
- Web Building
- Journalistic writing
- Webinar activities
Please contact us HERE. Briefly describe your skills and anything else about yourself that may be relevant!
Trevor Osborne – Founder, Paradigm Architect
For Crowdfunding Campaign Details Click HERE
For VTOL details and video click: HERE
Update: 10 April 2017
VISION VTOL TURBOCOPTER- SIX SEATS
FORERUNNER OF A NEW MODE OF TRANSPORT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
For VTOL details and video click: HERE
Until now World Harmony’s main focus has been on developing a single seat prototype manned Vision VTOL. But we are constantly being asked about a larger family version. So our Graphic Artist Jim Rodney has drawn up this 6 seat concept. It has two front seats with dual controls, four seats behind and luggage in the rear and a central door to enter and exit. The ducted fans are comparatively large to provide added thrust and lift.
Update: 23 April 2017
VISION VTOL – SAFEST FORM OF TRAVEL
The Vision VTOL is designed to fly itself; what is know as an “autonomous aircraft”. Does that sound scary? Well, believe it or not it will be far safer than piloted aircraft and thousands of times safer than driving a car. Autonomous road vehicles are already with us. For example take a look at a self-driven bus recently commissioned to drive around Perth city in Western Australia click HERE.
Automatically controlling a road vehicle is hundreds or times more difficult than controlling an aircraft. In the air there is far more room, up and down as well as side-by-side. There will be built-in anti-collision software based on two systems, laser and sonar. It will scan in all directions so will know precisely where other aircraft are as well as birds, buildings, hills, mountains etc. Each VTOL will fly according to programmed guidelines so that craft flying north will be at a different height from craft flying in other directions. Once outside built-up areas then the VTOL can be flown by a trained pilot but only after he identifies him or her self. This will be great for site-seeing and other recreational purposes.
UBER OF THE SKY
Uber in the US is conducting its first VTOL SUMMIT 25-27 April, 2017 – for details click HERE. They say they don’t want to build them but DO want to use them to “field an on-demand airborne ride hailing service”. This makes a lot of sense to us too as 95% of the time motor cars sit idle. You will have an account with Uber and use your smart phone to order a ride. You will decide whether you want a single seat, two, three or more seats.
The VTOL will land at a designated site, probable a roof-top landing pad where you will be waiting. You will get in and confirm your destination and it will take you there speedily and safely. Your credit card will be debited according to how many passenger and how far you travel. Very simple. You will even be able to book in advance to take you to work and back for example. No more traffic jams, or road-rage and wasted time. While you are traveling you will have access to Wi-Fi so you can even work or do other things with your phone or computer.
Update: 2 May 2017
NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH!
Until now electric aircraft have not been able to compete with fossil fueled aircraft because the battery capacity limited their power, speed and range. This is about to change because of a new battery technology that is currently being developed. Preliminary tests of this new battery has demonstrated at least 5 times more energy density than lithium batteries. It charges faster, is lighter, cheaper to produce, has no fire risk and is bio-degradable at the end of its long life. The manufacturing process will be fast, simple and easy to manufacture. Bottom line is that it will be far cheaper, safer and more reliable than lithium batteries.
World Harmony team member and Vision VTOL designer MIKE WATERS has been assisting in this new battery development. Pre-production batteries will be available in the near future for field testing after which the technology will be license to battery manufacturing companies. This will have far-reaching benefits throughout the world for numerous application not least of which will be for energy storage from wind and solar. This also mean the Vision VTOL will have an extended range of at least 2000 km, i.e. 1200 miles and be re-charged in minutes not hours!
Update: 13 May 2017
REVOLUTIONARY EFFECT OF ELECTRIC VTOL AIRCRAFT
Imagine being able to call up an Uber flying vehicle to your home and be taken to work, dropped off, and then do the same to go home. With the multi-seat flying vehicle, visualize traveling door-to-door with family on a cross-country holiday, leaving long airport lines behind. Upon arrival an on-demand Uber-type sky service – whether to the beach, the mountains, or the opera house – means total transport freedom that’s cheaper than driving a car. In fact you wouldn’t need a car!
Sure, I hear you say, “nice dream but such vehicles aren’t real, and if they were, they would be crashing into each other. And besides, I don’t have a pilot’s license.”
Yet you only have to look at the rapidly expanding electric quadcopter drone market to understand the coming paradigm shift in how we travel. Commercial drones, which are quickly being integrated into our airspace, have proven advancements in flight control technology and GPS navigation. That technology is why Airbus already has manned electric aircraft prototypes flying. Such technology is just the thin-edge-of-the-wedge to what is coming, including an avalanche of research and development going on planet-wide for electric aircraft.
Key to the development of larger and faster electric aircraft is the ability for aircraft to take off and land vertically almost anywhere. Called “VTOLs,” such vehicles will usher in a totally new transport system. What the motor car did to the horse and buggy a 100 years ago is about to happen with the motor car. Wheeled motor vehicles have served their purpose and it is time for another major shift in the way we transport people and goods.
How is this possible? The advent of lightweight composite materials, smaller-lighter electric motors, and now a new generation of batteries soon to hit the market – will make electric aircraft not only possible, but inevitable.
These new batteries have 5 to 10 times more storage capacity than lithium batteries and will cost less, weigh less and be smaller in size. What’s more, the batteries can be re-charged in minutes from clean renewable energy sources. This will allow for economical long-range flight, as well as local or intercity transport that will eventually replace motor vehicles of all kinds.
These VTOL aircraft will be fully automated or autonomous. They will be much safer than any other form of transport given the reliability and simplicity of electric motors. Their guidance system and anti-collision technology will practically make accidents a thing of the past.
Additionally, there will be models that can be manually controlled but only beyond built up areas and only with licensed pilots. But even then, the anti-collision and guidance systems will still be functional to prevent accidents.
This new transport system will negate the need for massive infrastructure spending planned for our current roads, bridges and tunnels. No need to expand or build new airports with this new on-demand, door-to-door flight service.
Our major urban centres may benefit from more electric cars or ridesharing, but the future of mobility on a global scale is where electric aircraft will soar.
Trevor Osborne – May 15, 2017