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The preliminary design for the Mamba

University of Kansas Mamba

Mamba  University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas, USA The Mamba is a hexcopter emphasizing safety, certifiability, and performance. Shrouded rotors and a tilting empennage are incorporated. On June 14, 2018, it was selected as a Phase 1 winner of the GoFly competition. Resources: Search eVTOL.news posts News Release: GoFly Winners, GoFly, June 14, 2018 Article: Boeing’s $2 Million Challenge to Make the Sky Fun Again—With ‘Flying Motorbikes’, Wired, June 14, 2018 Article: Boeing Asked for Quiet Jetpacks and Got a Bunch of Air Motorcycles, Bloomberg, June 14, 2018 Article: Contest Aims to Lift Personal Flying Machines Off the Page, The New York Times, June 14, 2018 Article: Here are the Finalists for Boeing’s $2 million ‘Personal Flying Device’ Contest, The Verge, June 14, 2018 Article: Meet the Mad Geniuses Building Personal Flying Machines, Fast Company, June 14, 2018 Article: Team KU Advances in Boeing’s Global Personal Aircraft Design Contest, Kansas Public Radio, June 14, 2018 Tags: Kansas, GoFly, Hover Bikes/Devices, Initial Design, 1 Passenger, Electric/Batteries, Piloted

Piloted

Piloted All eVTOL aircraft that operate with a pilot Aeroxo LV ERA Aviabike AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct) Airbus CityAirbus Alauda Airspeeder Aquinea Volta Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante Astro AA360 (Passenger Drone) Avianovations Hepard Bay Zoltán Flike Carter Aviation Air Taxi chAIR Multicopter Dekatone Flying Car Dufour aEro 2 EAC Whisper Electric Jet EJ-1 Embraer DreamMaker Flexcraft FlytCycle Georgia Tech HummingBuzz Gravity X Hero Flyer Hi-Lite Lynx-us HopFlyt Venturi Hoversurf Scorpion JAXA Hornisse Jetpack Aviation Joby Aviation S4 Kalashnikov (unnamed) Kármán XK-1 Kenyan Passenger Drone Kitty Hawk Flyer Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype) Leap Vantage Malloy Hoverbike ManDrone Moller Skycar M200 Moller Skycar M400 Napoleon Aero VTOL NASA Puffin Neva AirQuadOne NUS Snowstorm Opener BlackFly Penn State University Blue Sparrow Ray Research Dart Flyer Ray VTOL Aircraft Sikorsky Firefly (defunct) Silverwing S1 Scoop Pegasus 1 Sky-Hopper Solution F Supervolant Pegasus Swarm Multicopter Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony Tier 1 Robinson R44 Transcend Air Vy 400 Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2 University of Kansas Mamba Urban Aeronautics CityHawk Vickers WAVE eVTOL Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes) Workhorse SureFly XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 View all pages with the tag “Piloted”

Electric/Batteries

Electric/Batteries All eVTOL aircraft that utilize electric batteries A³ Vahana AeroMobil 5.0 Aeroxo LV ERA Aviabike AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct) Airbus CityAirbus AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Alauda Airspeeder Aquinea Volta Astro AA360 (Passenger Drone) Aurora eVTOL AutoFlightX BAT600 Autonomous Flight Y6S Avianovations Hepard Bartini Flying Car Bay Zoltán Flike Boeing Cargo Aerial Vehicle Carter Air Taxi Cartivator SkyDrive chAIR Multicopter Dekatone Flying Car DeLorean Aerospace DR-7 Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi EAC Whisper EHang 184 EHang 216 Electric Jet EJ-1 Embraer DreamMaker EVA X01 FlytCycle Georgia Tech HummingBuzz Gravity X Hero Flyer Hi-Lite Lynx-us HopFlyt Venturi Hoversurf Drone Taxi R-1 Hoversurf Formula Hoversurf Scorpion JAXA Hornisse Jetpack Aviation Joby Aviation S2 (defunct) Joby Aviation S4 Kalashnikov (unnamed) Karem Butterfly KARI Optionally Piloted PAV Kármán XK-1 Kenyan Passenger Drone Kitty Hawk Cora Kitty Hawk Flyer Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype) Leap Vantage Lilium Jet Malloy Hoverbike ManDrone Napoleon Aero VTOL NASA Puffin Neoptera eOpter Neva AirQuadOne NUS Snowstorm Opener BlackFly Penn State University Blue Sparrow Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) Pop.Up Next PteroDynamics Transwing Ray Research Dart Flyer Scoop Pegasus 1 Sikorsky Firefly (defunct) Silverwing S1 Sky-Hopper SKYLYS Aircraft AO Solution F Swarm Multicopter teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony Tier 1 Robinson R44 Transcend Air Vy 400 Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2 University of Kansas Mamba Vertiia Vision VTOL Volocopter 2X Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes) Volocopter VC200 VRCO NeoXCraft Zee Aero Z-P2 Zenith Altitude EOPA View all pages with the tag “Electric/Batteries”

1 Passenger

1 Passenger All eVTOL aircraft that carry one passenger A³ Vahana Aeroxo LV ERA Aviabike AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct) Alauda Airspeeder Aquinea Volta Assen A1 Avianovations Hepard Bay Zoltán Flike Cartivator SkyDrive chAIR Multicopter EHang 184 Electric Jet EJ-1 FlytCycle Georgia Tech HummingBuzz Gravity X Hero Flyer Hoversurf Drone Taxi R-1 Hoversurf Scorpion Jetpack Aviation (unnamed) Kalashnikov (unnamed) KARI Optionally Piloted PAV Kenyan Passenger Drone Kitty Hawk Flyer Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype) Leap Vantage Malloy Hoverbike ManDrone NASA Puffin Neva AirQuadOne NUS Snowstorm Opener BlackFly PAV-X  PAV-X Ultralight Penn State University Blue Sparrow Ray Research Dart Flyer Scoop Pegasus 1 Silverwing S1 Sky-Hopper Solution F Swarm Multicopter teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2 University of Kansas Mamba Vision VTOL Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes) Zee Aero Z-P2 View all pages with the tag “1 Passenger”

Initial Design

Initial Design All eVTOL aircraft that are still mock-ups aeroG Aviation aG-4 AeroMobil 5.0 Aeroxo ERA Aviabike AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante AutoFlightX BAT600 Autonomous Flight Y6S Avianovations Hepard Axix SkyRider SuvA Bell Air Taxi Carter Aviation Air Taxi Dekatone (unnamed) Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi Embraer DreamMaker EVA X01 Flexcraft Georgia TechHummingBuzz Hi-Lite Lynx-us HoverSurf Drone Taxi R-1 HoverSurf Scorpion Jetpack Aviation (unnamed) Joby Aviation S2 (defunct) Karem Butterfly KARI PAV Kármán XK-1 Leap Vantage Napoleon Aero VTOL NASA Puffin Neoptera eOpter Neva Aerospace AirQuadOne PAV-UL Ultralight PAV-X Penn State University Blue Sparrow Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) Pop.Up Next Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 Scoop Pegasus 1 Sikorsky VERT Silverwing S1 Skypod Aerospace Skypod Supervolant Pegasus Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony University of Kansas Mamba Vickers WAVE eVTOL VRCO NeoXCraft Vision VTOL VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan XTI Aircraft Trifan 600 Zenith Altitude EOPA View all pages with the tag “Initial Design”

GoFly Enters Phase II

GoFly Enters Phase II By Kenneth I. Swartz Vertiflite, July/August 2018 The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person. Here’s the story so far, nine months into the two-year competition. On June 14, the GoFly Prize announced the 10 award recipients after its Phase I competition. The GoFly Prize — a two-year, three-phase, $2M competition sponsored by The Boeing Company — has inspired teams of students, engineers and entrepreneurs around the world to “push the envelope” by designing an innovative vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft capability of carrying one occupant 20 miles (32 km) at a speed of at least 30 kt (56 km/h) without refueling or recharging (see “Ready. Set. GoFly!,” Vertiflite, Nov/ Dec 2017). To make things even more challenging, the personal flying devices must have maximum dimensions of no more than 8.5 ft (2.6 m) and have a noise level less than 85 dBA, when measured 50 ft (15 m) away. Launched in September 2017, the GoFly Prize was designed to prove that it’s technologically possible to develop a compact VTOL aircraft with near- impossible range and performance capabilities. More than 600 innovators from 95 countries submitted 164 aircraft design concepts to GoFly by the Phase I deadline of April 18. A panel of 97 industry experts (including many VFS members) then carefully evaluated each submission in accordance with official technical guidelines (available on www.GoFlyPrize.com). Although Phase II is open to any competitor who registers, the 10 Phase I awardees — hailing from Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States — each received $20,000 to advance their designs during Phase II, the building phase. These 10 designs resemble hoverbikes, passenger drones and more radical concepts. The awarded designs are as follows. 1. Aeroxo — ERA Aviabike (Latvia) Aeroxo LV described the ERA Aviabike as “a tiltrotor aerial vehicle type that combines VTOL capabilities of [a] helicopter with range and speed of [a] fixed-wing aircraft.” The design features a motorcycle- style seat with eight tilting ducted fans mounted in front of the pilot and eight more behind the pilot. 2. Georgia Institute of Technology — HummingBuzz (Georgia, USA) The students and faculty of Georgia Tech said their HummingBuzz design “utilizes the fully electric, ducted coaxial rotor configuration, with the fuselage on top, in the shape of a motorcycle.” 3. Leap — Vantage (UK) The UK’s Leap team described its hybrid-electric Vantage as a “five-rotor airbike that is ridden like a motorcycle.” 4. Pennsylvania State University — BlueSparrow (Pennsylvania, USA) Students and faculty at Penn State Aerospace Engineering “designed Blue Sparrow to be scalable, robust, safe, and fun to fly.” The aircraft features a small cab with three pairs of overhead coaxial propellers. 5. Scoop — Pegasus I (US) The Pegasus is a “Y6 tiltrotor with a wing and a hybrid powertrain with a cruise speed of 70 knots.” It has two stub wings …

Hover Bikes/Devices

Hover Bikes The following eVTOL aircraft are considered to be in the general class of “hover bikes,” with the primary differentiation being that the pilot sits on a saddle. Assen A1 Bay Zoltán Flike Flyt Aerospace FlytCycle Gravity X Hero Flyer HoverSurf Drone Taxi R-1 HoverSurf Scorpion Kalashnikov (unnamed) Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype) Malloy Aeronautics Hoverbike NASA Puffin Neva Aerospace AirQuadOne GoFly Personal Flying Devices With the GoFly Prize competition, a large number of single-person electric and hybrid/electric personal flying devices are expected to be unveiled in 2018. So far, this list includes: Aeroxo ERA Aviabike* Electric Jet EJ-1 Georgia Tech HummingBuzz* Leap Vantage* Penn State University Blue Sparrow* Ray Research Dart Flyer Scoop Pegasus 1* Silverwing S1* teTra 3* Texas A&M University Harmony* Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2* University of Kansas Mamba* * – indicates Phase 1 winner Hobbyist Personal Flying Devices Colin Furze Hoverbike The Real Life Guys Flying Bathtub (Updated July 2, 2018) Not what you’re looking for? Check out our listing of all eVTOL aircraft!