I read this in an aviation publication yesterday and thought it may be of interest to you all.
I hope this project ends up as being a viable Gyrocopter transport platform although, I’m confused about it being described as an eVTOL aircraft but having two turboprop engines… I would call that a Hybrid Gyroplane not an eVTOL?
The publication write-up and picture is below:
A new UK start-up company based in Northern Ireland has unveiled a nine-seat eVTOL aircraft, using autogyro principles with a main rotor for jump take offs and landings, coupled with twin turbo prop engines and pusher airscrews for cruise flight. Developed by ARC Aerosystems and designated the Linx P9, the aircraft is claimed to be based on a gyroplane design type certification in Canada and the United States in the late 1960s.
A low drag composite airframe, with an 8cu.m (268cu.ft) cabin, is expected to allow the Linx P9 to reach cruise speeds of 300km/h (186mph) and to operate over a range of up to 282km 175miles). The company says the aircraft will be 40 percent more cost-effective than traditional helicopters and enjoy a 30 percent increase in range over similar size helicopters, such as the Leonardo AW109. ARC hopes the aircraft will enter service by 2028.