Garrow Aircraft introduces a novel STOVL aircraft configuration called the Verticopter(tm)

Released on: June 20, 2008, 4:54 pm

Press Release Author: G Oliver, Garrow Aircraft

Industry: Aerospace

Press Release Summary: Garrow Aircraft introduces a novel STOVL aircraft
configuration called the VerticopterT

Press Release Body: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - June 19, 2008 - Garrow Aircraft, a
privately-owned design firm, today released details on its unique aircraft
architecture, the VerticopterT. It has been many years in the making, and has
passed several critical phases in final design, in simulator performance and in

The never-seen-before aircraft configuration can be categorized as a "co-axial
tilt-prop flying wing" and is capable of both very Short Take-Off and Landing
(STOVL) and Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) operations based on its loading

The VerticopterT is a convertiplane that relies on thrust vectoring through a
relatively simple prop-tilting mechanism which is uniquely integrated at the center
of the wing, while allowing excellent streamlined airflow in both vertical and
level-flight operation. Its aerodynamic performance brings it on par with today's
best turboprop airplanes.

The company website, dedicated to the VerticopterT concept, has been launched today
and can be visited at

"We are excited to finally publish new information about this innovative aircraft
design that went through more than one hundred design iterations over several years
and that now exhibits very satisfactory design and flight characteristics across the
whole speed envelope," says Oliver Garrow, inventor and owner of Garrow Aircraft. "A
wealth of information such as applications, specifications, datasheets, benchmarks,
multimedia collaterals, and the entire simulator environment can be found on the
Verticopter site. We strongly encourage aviation enthusiasts to discover the
VerticopterT and fly it in the low-cost X-plane 9 simulator".

Initially planned as a licensable product, the VerticopterT is a highly scalable
platform, which yields aircraft with wingspan ranging from several feet to several
tens of feet, and can accommodate various specific missions such as manned and
unmanned air surveillance, point-to-point VIP transport and medical evacuation.

Garrow Aircraft will also launch its first exhibit of the VerticopterT technology at
the upcoming Vertical Challenge 2008, the premier helicopter air show in northern
California, on Saturday June 21 at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. The
VerticopterT demo booth will be at the location NP-8 in the military section, from
9AM to 5PM.

About Garrow Aircraft

Garrow Aircraft is a privately-funded design firm that addresses the challenge of
practical and reliable vertical flight and \"near-vertical\" flight. As the inventor
of the unique VerticopterT platform, Garrow Aircraft has registered several Design
and Utility Patent and Trademark applications with the US Patent Office and with
similar international organizations in order to promote and license this technology.

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