Altus are pleased to introduce a new platform based on the successful ORC2 electric helicopter platform. This new system is a hybrid electric version and will be known as the ORC3.
A newly developed 35cc gasoline generator system will power a flight battery pack onboard the new ORC3 hybrid-electric helicopter system. The addition of the fuel power plant to the already very successful ORC2 platform will add more than 3 times the current endurance and provide redundancy in the form of pure electric power, in the unlikely event that the gas engine fails or runs out of fuel.
The arrival of this new system will also provide an upgrade pathway for existing ORC2 customers as the hybrid powerplant can be retrofitted to the current ORC2 platform.
Systems are pre-selling now, with the first deliveries due in late June 2018. Specifications are on the website.
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