The Gizio G440 is to be a comparatively large VTOL with its own computerized
control system. Plans call for it to be driven by two newly designed thruster engines with ducting made from ultra-light materials. The craft is
intended to have seating capacity for seven people.
The designer of the Gizio G440, Gino d'Ignazio, says the architecture of all thrusters makes them independent, interchangeable,
and technologically innovative.
The first CELL CRAFT design (the G412 explorer), was published in 1996. In the earlier model, both engines were placed in a posterior niche of the
aircraft and connected through a twin transmission box to 4 axial compressors. The latest generation was developed in 2004 and in it
the engines are placed differently, with one on the nose and the other in the tail area. Transmission gear-boxes are provided for each engine
to transmit power to two compressors, connected by straight shafts. A number of other new features are included in the new design.
The website of designer d'Ignazio may be reached at www.gizio.it