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SOLUTlONS autonomous human flight

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Yves Rossy, pioneer of the human autonomous flight
Yves Rossy, Swiss airplane pilot and inventor, is the pioneer of the carbon jet wing. With his
team, he is behind the first flights and improvements to the wing as well as its means of propulsion. He made an impression when performing the first spectacular public flights, crossing
the English Channel on September 26, 2008 in less than 10 minutes at a speed of approximately
200km, soaring over the western part of the Grand Canyon in May 2011 for eight minutes, and
formation flying with Vincent Reffet alongside an Emirates Airbus A380 above Dubai. Yves Rossy
decided to leave Jetman Dubai in 2016, and is now continuing to enhance the wing with his team
and make constant improvements to its performance.
The Jetwing
Materials: rigid carbon
fibre, Kevlar-reinforced
wing
Wing span: 2m
Weight: 20kg + fuel (55kg)
Max. distance: 50km
Max. speed: 220kts
Max. altitude: 6,100m
Flight duration: 13 minutes
Propulsion system: 4 mini
jet engines (with 50 pounds
of thrust each)

FlyboardAir, Autonomous
flight by a self-made man
Far from Dubai, some of the
proudest pages in the history of
the autonomous flight are being
written on French territory.
Based in the South of France,
Zapata Industries builds, tests
and continues to improve its
invention with the enthusiasm
of a passionate explorer.
On August 4, 2019, at 8:14 AM,

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Franky Zapata is on the ground
in Sangatte, on the French coast
across from England, getting
ready for his second attempt
to cross the Channel aboard
his flying board/pod, the
Flyboard Air. The first attempt
on July 25 had been aborted,
following a collision midway
during the stop to refuel imposed by French authorities.
Nevertheless, failure did not

jec composites magazine / N°135 July - August 2020

The pilot performed a vertical take off
for the very first time ©Jetman Dubai

by 30m wide in the Tianmen
Mountain Park located in the
Hunan Province.
Controlled by the human body,
the wing is made up of carbon
fibre and glass. The protective
case around the engine is in
Kevlar; the pylons of the internal
structure are in aluminium.
Once the Jetman is suited up, he
can reach speeds of 400 km/h,
soar, change directions and
perform looping manoeuvres
thanks to the four small reactors
similar to those of a jet. The
Jetman controls the power, but

also their orientation.
"It's the result of painstaking
teamwork, everything is planned
down to the last second", relates
Vincent Reffet in a press release,
warmly thanking his exceptional
team, nicknamed the "Jetmen".
He continues, affirming that
the feat achieved in Dubai was
only the first in a long series.
"It's another step in a long-term
project. One of the next goals is to
land on the ground after a flight in
altitude without needing to open a
parachute", he said, confident in
the ability of his aircraft.

rattle the determination of the
pilot or the Zapata Industries
team.

8:40 AM, having travelled a
total distance of 35 kilometers
in 22 minutes. He reached and
maintained a cruising speed of
160-170km/h, a speed communicated to him by an audio
indicator integrated into his helmet, while flying over the water
at 15-20m altitude, and a peak
at 70m. He thus successfully
crossed the English Channel for
the first time using the machine

The second attempt was made
only two weeks after this
defeat. After the stop to refuel,
which this time around took
place without any particular
problems, Franky Zapata lands
in St. Margaret's Bay in the
United Kingdom at around



JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020

Cover
Edito
“We include composite materials in order to offer the most efficient protection”
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Agenda
BUSINESS
China - What is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on chemical groups in China?
Startup - UBQ introduces the greenest thermoplastic material
Finance - Finding funding
MANUFACTURING
Simulation - Virtual design of a mediacal auto-injection
Method - The importance of FRP process specifications
FEATURE AERONAUTICS - Can composites help restart activity?
- Additive manufacturing: Printing continuous carbon fibre in true 3D
- Thermoplastics: A thermoplastic T-profile with effective lay-up in one shot
- Maintenance: Automated adaptive machining of aircraft composite structures
- OOA: Out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes for composite aerostructures
- Process: Overmoulded interfaces for composite aircraft parts
- Bonding: The Bondline Control Technology
- Interview: “Don’t miss the shift to Green and the chance to make a positive impact on the environment!”
- Testimonials: Aeronautics: now what?
- Natural fibre: A satellite panel reinforced with natural fibres for cleaner space exploration
SOLUTIONS
Autonomous human flight - Sky is no limit for inventors
Building & construction - Building reality with composites
Aerospace - Lightweight liner-less carbon composite subscale cryotank
TECHNOLOGY
Design - Developing CFRP components for machine tools
Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Laboratory,c Texas State University
FEA - Optimization approach for designing composite components
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - “We include composite materials in order to offer the most efficient protection”
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 10
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - China - What is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on chemical groups in China?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Startup - UBQ introduces the greenest thermoplastic material
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Finance - Finding funding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Simulation - Virtual design of a mediacal auto-injection
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 19
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Method - The importance of FRP process specifications
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Additive manufacturing: Printing continuous carbon fibre in true 3D
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Thermoplastics: A thermoplastic T-profile with effective lay-up in one shot
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Maintenance: Automated adaptive machining of aircraft composite structures
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - OOA: Out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes for composite aerostructures
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Process: Overmoulded interfaces for composite aircraft parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Bonding: The Bondline Control Technology
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Interview: “Don’t miss the shift to Green and the chance to make a positive impact on the environment!”
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Testimonials: Aeronautics: now what?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Natural fibre: A satellite panel reinforced with natural fibres for cleaner space exploration
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Autonomous human flight - Sky is no limit for inventors
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Building & construction - Building reality with composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Aerospace - Lightweight liner-less carbon composite subscale cryotank
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Design - Developing CFRP components for machine tools
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Laboratory,c Texas State University
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - FEA - Optimization approach for designing composite components
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