The French company BRUISE presented in the last edition of CES 2021 al H2, a tricopter (three-propeller aerial vehicle) specially conceived for competition. Its creators claim that this unique vehicle is the "The first flying Formula 1".
The H2, made entirely of carbon fiber, weighs less than 600 kilograms and is five meters long. It is powered by six electric motors of 35 kilowatts that work on the basis of hydrogen. The maximum speed is around 246 km/hWhile autonomy is about 35 minutes.
MACA's founders are Thierry de Boisvilliers, a fighter jet pilot; Y Michael Krollac, a former executive in the helicopter division of Airbus. Although both have been working on this project for years, it was only shaped in 2020.
During the last edition of CES, which was held virtually, they presented animations of their tricopter. There they also communicated that they plan to have the first prototype ready in the course of this year.
To validate the concept and architecture of the device, the company first made a two-meter-long prototype that was tested in the French government's aerospace laboratory.
During 2022 they aspire to complete the certification processes of their flying vehicle; Meanwhile in 2023 I would be ready to participate in competitions. At first the idea is to produce at least H2 to give life to the championship, but MACA does not rule out that other manufacturers of this type of aerial vehicles will also join.
MACA has the support of CleanTech, a startup incubator dedicated to clean energy.