RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

For Franky Zapata, nothing is impossible.

Always on the lookout for new challenges and new performances, Franky Zapata has surrounded himself with a team of engineers to be able to create ever more high-performance products and push back the limits.

At Zapata, all R&D and product testing is carried out in-house.

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The design office

Right in the heart of the workshop, the Design Office obtains a complete control & reactivity of all processes.

The objective of the internal Design Office is to carry out all tasks related to the design of our products and to respond quickly to the company's needs.

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Various tasks are carried out such as :

  • Creation of a set of mechanical products using 3D software (Solidworks);
  • Design and ergonomics of ZAPATA products for the general public;
  • Integration of electrical components into mechanical assemblies;
  • Development of electronic cards;
  • Software development;
  • Development & integration of control systems.

DEVELOPED CONCEPTS

AirCargo

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Air Cargo is an autonomous turbo-propelled platform using different technologies developed by Zapata.

The platform has been developed for transporting materials in complex areas. Its surface area is about 20 times smaller than that of a helicopter capable of lifting the same load.

The redundancy of the propulsion, control and stabilisation system enables aviation safety standards to be met.

Features

  • Altitude: 3000 METRES*.
  • Speed: 400 KM/H*
  • Flight time: 25 MINUTES*
  • Number of turbines: 28
  • Maximum carrying capacity: 500 KG
  • Maximum envisaged speed: 400 KM/H*

*Performances envisaged

APPLICATIONS

ENVISAGED

  • Material transport
  • Embarkation of specific systems

Key

strengths

  • Access on steep terrain
  • Flights in strong and turbulent winds
  • Autonomous flights

Devices for

security

  • Independent engine electronic circuit
  • Independent fuel system
  • Status indications via telemetry
  • Integrated stabilization independent of controls
  • 28 insulated turbines

flybike

FlyBike is a turbo-propelled motorcycle. It is a combination of the two technologies developed by Zapata, namely Air Cargo and EZ-Fly.

Its speed, agility and ability to carry two people give it unprecedented potential. It will be able to meet many needs, both civil and military. The redundancy of the propulsion, control and stabilisation system makes it possible to meet aviation safety standards.

Features

  • Altitude: 3000 METRES*.
  • Speed: 400 KM/H*
  • Flight time: 30 MINUTES*
  • Number of turbines: 12
  • Carrying capacity : 200 KG
  • Maximum envisaged speed: 400 KM/H*

*Performances envisaged

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APPLICATIONS

Regarded

  • Rapid mobility in special operations
  • Reconnaissance and surveillance flights
  • Quick access on boats
  • Airshow
  • Leisure

Key

strengths

  • Access on steep terrain
  • Flights in strong and turbulent winds
  • Autonomous flights
  • Wearing specific equipment

Devices for

security

  • Independent engine electronic circuit
  • Independent fuel system
  • Status indications via telemetry in the display integrated in the helmet
  • Integrated stabilization independent of controls
  • 14 isolated turbines

medevac

MEDEVAC is an autonomous turbo-propelled platform using different technologies developed by the company Zapata.

This machine will offer the possibility of evacuating an injured person more quickly even if he or she is in a difficult to reach area. The redundancy of the propulsion, control and stabilisation system makes it possible to meet aviation safety standards.

Features

  • Altitude: 3000 METRES*.
  • Speed: 400 KM/H*
  • Flight time: 25 MINUTES*
  • Number of turbines: 10
  • Carrying capacity: 130 KG
  • Maximum envisaged speed: 400 KM/H

*Performances envisaged

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APPLICATIONS

Regarded

  • Evacuation of injured persons

Key

strengths

  • Access on steep terrain
  • Flights in strong and turbulent winds
  • Autonomous flights and remote piloting

Devices for

Security

  • Independent engine electronic circuit
  • Independent fuel system
  • Status indications via telemetry
  • Integrated stabilization independent of controls
  • 10 insulated turbines