The traditional rudder pedals have been absorbed into the flight system and present the pilot with a simplified side-stick control. The Q-Starling will maintain full authoritative control but having the benefit of a simplified control interface.
The aircraft is expected to have a low entry barrier to private flight with an expected conversion requirement of around 10 hours for the average PPL.
All materials used in the aircraft are made of ultra-light carbon fibre giving a higher performance capability and enabling semi-aerobatic manoeuvres due to the increased strength of the composite material and design.
Speaking from his UK Head Office at Cranfield Technology Park, Dr. Seyed Mohseni, CEO of SAMAD aerospace, said: “The Q-Starling will give owners the ultimate luxury in personal hybrid-electric flying. The efficient sustainable Q-Starling will give passengers unparalleled point-to-point mobility options.”
SAMAD aerospace continues to lead the way in the development of hybrid electric aircraft. The SAMAD aerospace team intend to make flying as common practice as driving with the ability to move directly from point-to-point. Download the Q-Starling brochure here: https://samadaerospace.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Q-starling-brochure.pdf