The future is electric
In recent years, Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOLs) vehicles have been making significant inroads into aviation. Thanks to rapid advances in electric propulsion and battery technology, large aerospace companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Bell and even NASA have started building prototypes. Additionally, start-ups have also played an important role in the development of these aircraft. One such company is working on an eVTOL concept called the aG-4, which is available on the X-Plane 11 platform. PC Pilot was given the opportunity to test-fly the prerelease version aG-4 v3.0 and to find out more about the project.
The aG-4 eVTOL grew out of an earlier aeroG project, the UV-4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), developed as a Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) project at the Bergen Community College and initially released for FSX and Prepar3D. The development of the aG-4 was moved to the X-Plane 11 platform and released in 2020.