SAMAD’S Vtol personal air vehicle

Samad Aerospace present Q-Starling, a clever mix of fighter jet and VTOL and the electric Starling Jet.

Starling Jet was first announced at the Singapore Air Show in February 2018 and has already generated substantial press, industry and market interests.

Q-starling however finds innovative solutions to each of these design challenges. The result: A purposeful private “jet fighter”, the ultimate status symbol that can land anywhere.

The design brief was simple:
• Ensure high performance + VTOL.
• Prestige build quality such as you may find in a Maserati.
• Elegant, classic looks.

Q-Starling hovers using the thrust of a single large diameter fan, while the “Reaction Control System” (RCS) fans in the wing and tailplane maintain control and balance.

The RCS responds to controls from the pilot via the fly-by-wire system to ensure the critical phases of transition to and from wingborne flight remain within the safety envelope.
Transition assisted by a stability augmentation system, but it is always the pilot who is in control. The key interface is a single side-stick controller which allows the pilot to command all 3 axes of rotation, as well as vertical and forwards movement. This system will be so simple to fly that pilots will need only 10 hours of extra instruction beyond standard PPL training.

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Kevalya Sheth

Kevalya is an innovative aerospace engineer passionate about unmanned aerial systems, and sustainable civil aviation. He holds a Master’s in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University and a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he gained experience in UAV design and aerodynamic analysis. Kevalya has over two years of experience at NewSpace Research and Technologies (Bengaluru, India), contributing to UAV design, testing, and AI integration for swarm drone operations. He played a key role in the first tandem wing UAV in India. With experience in aircraft design, structural analysis, aerodynamics, and flight testing, Kevalya brings valuable skills in cutting-edge aerospace projects involving unmanned systems and sustainable aviation.