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  • Piasecki Air Scout-graphic

    Piasecki Air Scout®

    Air Scout®Piasecki Aircraft CorporationEssington, Pennsylvania, USAwww.piasecki.com

    Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC) has made a next-generation Air Scout® which is a tandem ducted fan Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System...

  • Vertical Aerospace

    Proof of Concept
    Vertical Aerospace Ltd.
    Bristol, England
    www.vertical-aerospace.com

    On Sept. 10, 2018, the Bristol, UK-based startup, Vertical Aerospace, Ltd., announced it had built and flown the UK's first full-scale fully-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Its unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 1,650 lb (750 kg) and first flew June...

  • Joby Lotus Featured Image

    Joby Lotus (defunct)

    Lotus
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.jobyaviation.com

    The Joby Aviation Lotus was designed in partnership with NASA to demonstrate that a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft would be able to achieve a 24-hour flight endurance. A subscale demonstrator was built but never flown.

    The Lotus was a vectored thrust tricopter with a fixed wing and...

  • Aergility ATLIS

    Aergility ATLIS

    ATLIS
    Aergility
    Dunnellon, Florida, USA
    www.aergility.com

    The Aergility ATLIS will be an autonomous hybrid electric/gas powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle intended for long range cargo delivery into difficult to access or dangerous areas.

    The ATLIS will fly autonomously utilizing motors (tentatively the Hirth 3502/3) powering eight “Managed Autogyration” vertical propellers for...

  • Sabrewing Draco-2 UAS

    Draco-2
    Sabrewing Aircraft Company
    Camarillo, CA, USA
    www.sabrewingaircraft.com

    The DRACO-2 is a 65% scale Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) prototype of Sabrewing's Wyvern and is a demonstrator aircraft designed to fly non-stop and un-refueled for 4500 nm (8800 km) as part of the Pacific Drone Challenge.

    The fixed-wing vehicle uses eight propellers in a co-axial...

  • Boeing Cargo Aerial Vehicle

    Cargo Aerial Vehicle (CAV)
    The Boeing Company
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    www.boeing.com

    Boeing completed initial flight tests of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) unmanned cargo aerial vehicle (CAV) prototype in 2017. The company says, "The innovative platform is designed to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace...

  • Digi Robotics DroFire (Drone – UAD M470)

    DroFire (Drone – UAD M470)
    Digi Robotics
    Dubai Production City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    www.digirobotics.com

    Digi Robotics Drone – UAD M470 is a six motor, tilt propeller, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) autonomous vehicle designed for multiple manned and unmanned uses.

    The UAD M470 has a composite 6.8 m fuselage and 8.7 m fixed...

  • Aurora LightningStrike

    Aurora LightningStrike (defunct)

    LightningStrike (XV-24A)
    Aurora Flight Sciences
    Manassas, Virginia, USA
    www.aurora.aero

    The Aurora LightningStrike XV-24 was a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) project to demonstrate high speed and Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities in a drone.

    The LightningStrike had tilting rear wings and forward canards that employed one...