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Experimental Saucer Aircraft known as 'GeoBat'. We will build a 2-person manned version and make aviation history.
Travis Shannon
Santa Barbara, California
United States
1 Team Member

How would you like to be part of Aviation history?  Aerobat Aviation, Inc. (AAI) has the team and technology to build the world's first viable manned saucer aircraft in the next 18 months.  Wind tunnel tests have been completed on AAI's patented circular airframe "saucer" known as "Geobat" at Georgia Tech and Auburn University.  In addition, flight tests of AAI's 1 and 2 meter prototypes showed numerous aerodynamic advantages over common tube and wing construction. Some of these characteristics include:  a nearly stall free landing, heavier payload capabilities, shorter take off and landings and high stability in a low aspect wing ratio design.  When you combine Aerobat's EchoTrek guidance system with the Geobat airframe design you get an extremely stable aircraft that can fly itself or be manned.  Imagine sitting in the cockpit and being flown remotely from New York to Paris?  Just look at what the Drone market has done in the last 5 years.

Aerobat Aviation's team of experts include Dr. Dean Goedde, Sr. Engineer, who is an experienced UAV developer and flight systems control designer.  Dr. Goedde has been implementing and designing airframes, autopilots and sensors for the last 10 years.  AAI has also employed the services of Dr. Rudolf Goldflam as their CTO and he has over 30 years experience working as the lead engineer for ATK-Mission Research in Santa Barbara, CA.  Dr. Goldflam has industry expertise working in the electro-optics/advanced sensors field and missile defense systems.  In addition to their technical experts, the remaining team at Aerobat possesses backgrounds in aeronautical engineering, economics, Rf communications and the US Military.  

Your generous contributions combined with Aerobat Aviation's team of experts and industry leading partnerships we can change aerospace as we know it and open up the skies for many future applications like space travel.  How many times did you see something in a science fiction movie 20 years ago and now it's all over the place.  Just look at the iPhone.  How much longer are we going to fly around in tubes with wings? Engage the future.....now is the time!

WATCH US ON FOX NEWS: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2955993722001

WEBSITE: http://aerobataviation.com

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  • $5USD
    Autographed photo

    Creative genius and Geobat inventor Mr. Jack Jones will sign a photo of the manned saucer during it's initial takeoff. Own a piece of history!

    2 out of 10000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $25USD
    GeoBat Saucer Name Engraving

    Become part of aviation history by having your name engraved on the airframe of the Geobat Saucer Aircraft. You will also receive an Aerobat T-Shirt or Cap.

    8 out of 4000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100USD
    Maiden flight test invite

    Witness history by receiving a private invitation to Geobat's maiden fight and get a chance to sit in the cockpit before takeoff. Imagine having your picture taken sitting in a real flying saucer! This perk also comes with an Aerobat T-Shirt or Cap.

    4 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $400USD
    Geobat 18" Hobby Drone

    Own your own Geobat saucer drone with a 20 minute flight duration. Includes camera and transmitter. First 50 committed will also receive T-shirt or Hat and an invitation to maiden flight.

    2 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Get a ride in the GeoBat

    Once experimental testing is complete here is an opportunity to sit in the cockpit and climb to 10,000 feet in the GeoBat Saucer. Not only witness history but live it! You will also receive for your donation a replica of our 18" UAV ThunderBat as a flyable hobby drone. Waiver will need to be signed before flight.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2015
  • $5,000USD
    EckoTrek Guidance System

    Own the NEW Ecko Trek (ET2) Guidance System: The most advanced autopilot for micro-UAVs. Weight=1ounce, Size=2"X2"X0.5" Built in GPS, Adaptive flight control, SD Flash memory, 24core/32bit processing, IMU, Sensor/Payload supported, Auto-trimming. SEE GALLERY FOR PHOTO

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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