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Paul DeLorean, the CEO and chief designer at DeLorean Aerospace (and nephew of US automotive legend, John DeLorean), filed a patent in 2012. The current DR-7 is a tandem-seat aircraft with ducted fans fore and aft along the aircraft centerline.
The company is currently flying a 1/3 scale model of the design, and is looking for investors for the development of its full-scale prototype.
- Search eVTOL news posts
- Article: DeLorean unveils DR-7 VTOL, eVTOL News, June 11, 2017
- Article: Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers, Vertiflite, March/April 2017
- US Patent 9,085,355, filed Dec. 7, 2012; granted July 21, 2015