“Commercial UAV Expo, which took place in Las Vegas from September 7th to the 9:th
The number of companies exhibiting and the new tools and advances in established technology presented at the event were refreshing and brought a sense of optimism to the enormous crowd roaming the exhibit hall every day.
One company in particular caught our attention, CR Flight, and the reason is simple: they managed to deliver unheard of efficiency from electric propeller propulsion. We sat down with Robert Lundy, CEO of CR Flight for an interview about their technology as it stands today and their future plans.
“We’ve been working on this counter-rotating approach for years now and decided to demonstrate this revolutionary electric propulsion units (EPU) to potential customers and partners,” Lundy said with obvious enthusiasm. “We are confident that this transformational technology will directly address the needs of many of our potential UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) customers.”
When pressed about more details about their claims of revolutionary performance, Lundy elaborated.
“Our patented eVector™ technology delivers impressive efficiency gains for all electric propeller aviation systems, not unlike a turbocharger for internal combustion engines,” he said. “eVector, a contra-rotational technology, significantly enhances thrust efficiency and overall performance of all electric propeller aviation systems. Our eVector EPU increase thrust efficiency by 30% to 50% and offer 100% increased operating range, while at the same time running quieter and with zero emissions…”