Unmanned aviation history was made yesterday as two young Irish aviators successfully co-piloted the first European test flight of A-techsyn’s newest UAV. A small crowd gathered at a nondescript airfield to test the vertical take off and landing (VTOL) craft that is powered by electric rotors for the VTOL phases of flight and by a combustion engine for linear travel.
Led by CEO GOKHAN CELIK and designed and built in Shannon by an IDA (Irish Development Authority) backed unmanned aviation engineering company A-techsyn. This was the first time that an unmanned aircraft of this type and size (>25kg) had been flown in Ireland so it was quite the auspicious day for pilots, and FlyRyte Drone Academy co-founders, Oisin McGrath and Gearóid Ó Briain.
This device is also capable of carrying a payload of 4kg for an approximate flight time of 6 hours. A selection of videos from the day can now be viewed via A-techsyn’s Periscope Channel as well as via FlyRyte’s Social Media resources. Well done guys and here's to many more successful flying missions like this one in the near future!