True innovation takes you places that others can’t reach. At Exclin, we’ve demonstrated the value of our system thinking approach with an award-winning design concept of our own: the Vertex Recreational Vehicle.
With a top speed of 150kph, the vehicle will offer recreational pilots an exhilarating, low-altitude flight over water – and the ability to explore far-flung island locations, beyond the range of a speedboat.
But that’s just the start. Because it flies relatively close to ground or water using “wing in ground-effect” (WIG) technology, the Vertex Recreational Vehicle will be more fuel-efficient than a plane and faster than a boat.
That means that in future, the technology it uses could revolutionise freight transport in maritime locations – enabling a combination of speed and efficiency that fills a gap in the value chain.
Our patented Vertex Lift System makes the Vertex Recreational Vehicle possible.
This system takes conventional WIG technology and adds “lift thrust”, providing control and stability independent of vehicle speed. The technology solves a problem that has hampered the development of WIG vehicles until now.
The concept was a 2017 Golden Bridge Awards Gold Winner at Energy Industry Innovations in the US – and shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards in New Product (Aerospace) category in the same year.
To find out more about how we can help you innovate, please get in touch. We’d be delighted to find out how we can assist with your project.
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