Paragon has introduced an eVTOL aircraft called the Soar, with a stunning range of 800 miles (1287 km), thanks to a propulsion mechanism that uses liquid hydrogen to expand its range. post from Rob report explains.
The rear two of Soar’s eight large turbofan tilt to provide traction, while the smaller fans on the aircraft’s fixed wings provide control and stability and allow for vertical takeoff and landing. Paragon says its eVTOL aircraft will have a range of between 300-800 miles depending on configuration and load.
The company has designed a hybrid system that uses direct combustion of hydrogen along with a battery to increase the range while significantly reducing emissions. Renderings of the company’s website show a six-seater vehicle, although the company states that “fthe inal version will be based on an FAA-approved aircraft that can change a commercially available VTOLWatch the current video to show the company below.
Take your time back
On its website, Paragon uses the slogan “get your time back”, which is in line with the promise of many companies working in urban air mobility, such as Lilium and Hyundai, which recently partners with the UK-based city airport to build over 200 eVTOL vertiports. The Soar platform also reminds us a bit of the design of Skybus aircraft developed by GKN Aerospace, which has a huge proposed capacity of 30-50 passengers for urban travel.
A video on Paragon’s website shows how the Soar can be used as an incredibly fast air ambulance, with enough space inside for medical professionals to check on patients as they are transported to the hospital. However, Dwight Thanos Smith, founder of Paragon and chief visionary, told Report by Rob that Soar will be used mainly for cargo delivery and will also ultimately be used “for mass consumers who want to experience first-class travel at an interest rate”. Paragon recently announced he had bought 730 acres of land in Brownsville, Texas, on which he planned to build his own factory and vertical outpost. The company hopes to launch a prototype of the Soar to the skies in 2022, before officially launching its finalized aircraft in 2024.