HYPERLIGHT | AEROS
A concept by Lee Rosario
CGI, Modeling and Retouch by: Lee Rosario
The Hyperlight Aeros is a next generation autonomous amphibious passenger vehicle concept that combines next generation drone tech, aviation rotor craft research and submersible watercraft design...all while providing a unique passenger travel experience. Soaring quietly above the clouds or gliding gracefully below the waves, the Aeros proposes to break the boundaries of traditional passenger travel in utilizing its amphibious capabilities.
The Aeros is a 3 seater air-to-sea craft powered by a dual stage rear mounted Rolls Royce Hybrid Electric Jet powerplant, coupled with a front stabilizing fan blade enclosure (the fenestron). Lift is provided via the front rotor and a sophisticated, computer controlled array of blow holes or "blow jets" located at the top rear and bottom rear of the vehicle. Thrust is provided by a rear exhaust jet powered from the electric Rolls Royce engines. The blow-hole arrays can also serve to stabilize and regulate water intake during submersible operation.
The Aeros can also operate at shallow depths below water (20ft below water level), as the cabin is fully pressurized and entirely water resistant. Cruising from a steady flight to a gentle water landing transition is just one of the exciting features aboard the Aeros. Although windowless, the Aeros employs a sophisticated environmental camera tracking system to project the outside surroundings into the cabin via a high definition curved digital plasma display...all controlled at the touch of a button. It can be equally suited for civilian travel or military rescue operations.