ZeroG (零重力飞机工业), a domestic eVTOL startup, has completed the first public coordinated demonstration flight involving its three aerial vehicle models in November, the company said in an official press release.
The Hefei-headquartered firm did not disclose when exactly the demonstration flight took place, but revealed that it occurred in Hefei High-Tech Industrial Development Zone.
The three models involved included multi-copter ZG-One, a reduced editions of ZG-VC2, which boasts a “lift and cruise” structure, and tiltrotor ZG-T6 — also on a reduced scale.
ZeroG didn’t state how many times smaller the test models are than the originals.
In the 1’12” online video, published on the company’s WeChat Video channel, the three models can be seen taking off from a vertiport somewhere in Hefei, capital of eastern China’s Anhui Province, and hovering mid-air for a while.
At certain points, the trio flew in a loose formation over a strip of greenery.
ZeroG has been ramping up its efforts to develop and commercialize its eVTOL technologies. Just last month, the company rolled its flagship two-seat ZG-One model off the production line, and signed an agreement that will see it deliver 230 units over the next five years.