23 February 2018 Outreach Editor

Project Update – February 2018

The Sky Hopper project has undergone a full design review over the past three months. We now have a set of approved CAD design drawings that are being assessed for specification approval.  This process will be completed shortly.

At that point, we will be ready to start our initial demonstrator build.  We have decided to call this the “Sky Hopper SSX”.  This will use present-day technology to provide a mid-mass platform of around 35Kg with a target payload of approx 20Kg.

At the point when we initiate the first-build process we will be opening our SEIS funding scheme and releasing some equity. Please contact us to find out more about this.

It is inevitable that from this point, we will only be able to keep our community of interest informed in general terms for reasons of commercial and industrial confidentiality.  The growth in the market for civil UAV systems is now projected to be 15% per year over the next five years – with a focus on surveying.

We intend to exploit our advantages in VTOL and higher mass-carry capability across a number of market sectors and we are building new partnerships in Scotland, the UK and across the globe to generate pre-sales.  There is good progress in this regard.

If you would like to know more about the project and funding opportunities, please contact us through this web site.

Skyhopper Outreach Team – Feb 2018.