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Samad Aero Story

Samad Aero Story

2018
S1D

S1D

The first flying prototype of the e-Starling has been developed, to prove the SAMAD Aerospace concept. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was showcased in EBACE 2018 in Geneva
S2D

S2D

a larger prototype with a wingspan of 20% size the e-Starling, the S2. It was shown at Farnborough International Air Show 2018.

2019
S1P

S1P

In order to get a better idea of control mechanisms and the performance of larger fan propellers, S1P is designed. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was tested successfully in 2019.

S2P

S2P

After successful experience with the S1, SAMAD Aerospace (SAL) progressed to a larger prototype with a wingspan of 20% size the e-Starling, the S2. This aircraft was also fully electrically powered and remotely piloted and was used to demonstrate a more scalable prototype.

The S1P uses contrarotating propellers to generate lift, instead of high RPM electric ducted fans (EDF) of the S2P.

2020
S5U

S5U

50%-scale prototypes of the e-Starling. The first milestone of this phase was the delivery of an unmanned version (S5U). It has a wing- span of approximately 8 meters. The S5U prototype is expected to undergo flight tests in Sept 2020.

2021
M-Starling

M-Starling

The same as S5U, it has a wing- span of approximately 8 meters. This aircraft will be tested to give the confidence to the SAL team to move towards the second milestone, which is flight of a manned version of the 50%-scale prototype of the e-Starling (S5M).

2022
Q Starling

Q Starling

The 2-seater luxurious leisure and sports aircraft, named the Q-Starling. This aircraft is hybrid-electric VTOL fixed wing aircraft, which uses a single central lift fan and a novel control system.

2025
e-Starling

e-Starling

5-Seater hybrid electric powered passenger aircraft with full VTOL capability. Cruising speed will be 300 Mph and a range up to 400 miles, depending on the payload.

2027
Starling Jet

Starling Jet

Starling Jet aircraft will combine a helicopter’s ability to take off and land from almost anywhere, with the speed and range of a private jet.

It will carry a single pilot and up to 9 passengers at a cruising speed of some 460 mph