Suter TOA288 engine used by Volansi on their VOLY M20 and VOLY 50 series drones
TURBENTHAL, SWITZERLAND, March 31, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Suter Industries announced today that its 24hp Suter TOA288 drone engine has been selected by Volansi to power its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones of the VOLY M20 and VOLY 50 series. Volansi is a leader in aerial drone logistics services for customers in the defense, commercial and humanitarian markets. Volansi VTOL aircraft are designed for long endurance, heavy payloads and to operate in harsh environments, providing surveillance as well as essential parts and supplies in the field.
Volansi flew the Voly M20 and 50 series with Suter’s TOA288 engine. The Voly M20 and Series 50 use eight electric motors for the VTOL portion of its flight and the Suter TOA288 motor provides forward flight propulsion and power generation. The Voly M20 can carry 20 pounds of cargo and the 50 Series can carry up to 50 pounds of cargo, providing a space-saving runway-independent cargo delivery solution for civil and defense applications.
The Suter TOA288 is a twin-cylinder, horizontally opposed, air-cooled, two-stroke engine with a fuel-saving electronic engine management system and a 1 kW starter/generator. The displacement is 288 cm3. Power: 17.5 kW (24 HP) at 6,500 rpm. The engine was a design collaboration between CAE GmbH and Suter Industries combining CAE’s 25 years of experience in manned and unmanned 2-stroke engines with Suter’s 25+ years of experience in designing and manufacturing 2-stroke motorcycles . The result is a high performance, reliable and world-class drone motor currently produced in Switzerland.
Dietrich Kehe, CEO and Founder of CAE GmbH, said, “We are delighted to be working with Volansi to optimize our Suter TOA288 engine to meet the thrust, fuel economy, reliability and durability requirements of the aircraft. to expand the capabilities of its products. Eskil Suter, CEO of Suter Industries, went on to say, “We are able to use our world-class manufacturing and test facility to deliver development and production engines to Volansi very quickly and we look forward to responding. to the production request of this engine.
“Volansi needed a reliable 24hp UAV engine to meet the growing demand for our cargo delivery drones and we turned to Suter/CAE for a solution,” said Steve Morris, vice president of the company. aeronautical engineering at Volansi. “We have been piloting this new engine for over a year and are very pleased with the results which allow us to meet payload, reliability and endurance requirements while providing opportunities for further product improvements over time. , including heavy fuel capacity.”
About Suter Industries:
The roots of Suter Industries date back to the motorcycle racing era of the 1990s. Eskil Suter was a successful Grand Prix racing driver and founded the company Suter Racing in 1996. The company is known for its “SuterClutch” and other products for the motorcycle racing market, including high performance engines, motorcycles and various components. In 2015, Suter Racing released a four-cylinder two-stroke racing machine with the world exclusive Suter500, which was developed entirely in-house. Since 2002, Suter Industries has applied the expertise gained in engine development to other relevant areas in the vehicle, aviation and defense industries. To learn more, visit: https://www.suter-aviation.ch/
About CAE GmbH:
CAE GmbH is led by Dietrich Kehe who is a mechanical engineer with more than 24 years of experience in 2-stroke manned and unmanned aircraft engines. He obtained his engineering degree specializing in combustion engines from the University of Hochschule für Technik – Esslingen (Stuttgart region, Germany). Dietrich has developed clean sheet engine designs for advanced UAV applications using advanced electronic fuel injection technology (including direct injection). These solutions fly on some of the most advanced UAV applications in the world. CAE GmbH has partnered with Suter to develop world-class UAV engines for the global market.
Volansi is the leader in aerial drone logistics services for customers in the defense, commercial and humanitarian markets. Volansi VTOL aircraft are designed for long endurance, heavy payloads and to operate in harsh environments, providing surveillance as well as essential parts and supplies in the field. To learn more, visit www.volansi.com or follow us on @volans_i
About UAV propulsion technology:
Schmidt Products, LLC (dba UAV Propulsion Tech) is a privately held US company that markets global drone technology to the defense and commercial drone markets, and is the US representative for Suter Industries. To learn more, visit www.uavpropulsiontech.com.
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