AFormX performs a lot of simulation work in the area of sustainable aviation projects. We leverage our experience with electric and hybrid propulsion to model and test-fly the concepts in a very early stage of design.
At AFormX we believe that we have the most advanced concept of growing the simulation as a sustainable aviation start-up grows. Our advantage is not only the simulation capacity, but a proven workflow that delivers technical and business effects when the start-up needs it most.
These projects are usually subject of very strict access control and the fruits of our work will be available to the general public only in a few years.
However, there is one project that we can actually show – the 19 seat hydrogen powered UNIFIER 19.
In our workflow we follow three stages of virtual prototype development:
- Basic flight and visual model
- Upgraded visual model
- Upgraded flight model
- Training level simulator
The UNIFIER 19 is a hydrogen powered 19 seater design developed with E.U. Clean Sky 2 funding. This is the main reason why we are able to show the result. For more about the project visit Unifier19.eu.
To promote the dissemination of the project the partnership decided to invest into a Basic flight and visual model.
The task of AFormX was to support the partnership by delivering the Basic visual and flight model.
The aim of this model was to simulate the Unifier 19 in an operational environment and to provide the visuals for the project.
The project was developed in the first half of 2022. One of the greatest challenges at that time was that we had to write the plugins to work around the basic flight model of the simulation environment where at that time a maximum of eight props were available for simulation.
The construction of the model starts with basic geometry as shown above. Then proceeds with the definition of the flight model.
In the next stage, the outside and inside 3D low poly mesh is created, which is textured and animated in the end as shown below.