Scotts Valley, California, USA
Kármán anticipates travel in short to medium distances to be dominated by dispatchable VTOL vehicles operating in virtual lanes.
The XK-1 is a high-performance flexible design, scalable for two to eight passengers. It features six electric lift rotors and two electric propulsion propellers.
“Engineering and fabrication of the XK-1 full-scale passenger transport vehicle is in rapid progress, with alpha testing planned for fall, 2018.”
Kármán XK-1 Characteristics (updated April 2018)
|Passenger/cargo weight||200 kg||440 lb|
|Passengers||2-8 (scalable design)|
|Dry weight||450 kg||990 lb|
|Maximum operating speed||450 kmph||240 kts|
|Maximum operating altitude||2,500 meters||1.5 miles|
|Number of lift rotors||6|
|Rotor power||30 kw||40 hp|
|Number of propulsion propellers||2|
|Propeller power||30 kw||40 hp|
|Battery||li-polymer advanced cell|