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  • Assen A1 mockup

    Assen A1

    A1
    Assen Aeronautics
    Miami, Florida, USA
    www.assen.aero

    The Assen Aeronautics A1 is a hybrid electric personal flying device, created by founder and CEO Assen Andonov. The working prototype took two and half years to produce, and is now being tested at the companies south Florida facilities. The company aims to stage its first technology demonstration in 2019, including multiple races.

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  • Electric Jet EJ-1

    EJ-1
    Electric Jet Aircraft
    Anderson, Indiana, USA
    www.electricjetaircraft.com/

    The EJ-1 was a submission for Boeing's GoFly prize, which built off of 11 years of development by Electric Jet Aircraft on a gas-powered VTOL. The jetpack has a base weight of 69 pounds (31 kg) and can lift a person for 2-14 minutes depending on their weight. It is a hybrid system, as roll is controlled and balanced by a computer, but forward, reverse, and yaw maneuvers are manually controlled. The EJ-1...

  • NASA Puffin

    Puffin
    NASA
    Hampton, Virginia, USA
    www.nasa.gov

    The Puffin is a tail-sitting personal flying device that was created by NASA researcher Mark Moore. The design was announced in November 2009, and the first scaled prototype took flight in February 2010. The Puffin was one of the first planned eVTOL, inspiring countless other designs down the road.

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  • 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...

  • Hero Flyer Hovering

    Hero Flyer

    Hero Flyer
    Kingman, Arizona
    www.heroflyer.com

    The Hero Flyer is a 16-rotor flying platform that is set-up with eight arms each with two propellers. The device folds up for easy transportation, and is modular by design. This means that if one motor or battery fails, the device can still safely land. All of the wiring between motors occurs within the aluminum frame, leading from each arm to the batteries in the base. This device was designed for the entertainment and...

  • 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.

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    • News Release: GoFly Winners, GoFly, June 14, 2018
    • Article: Boeing’s $2 Million Challenge to...
  • Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2

    FlyKart 2
    Trek Aerospace
    Folsom, California USA
    www.trekaero.com/

    FlyKart 2 is a single-seat, open-cockpit, 10-rotor, ducted fan, electrically-powered, VTOL aircraft. On June 14, 2018, it was selected as a Phase 1 winner of the GoFly competition.

    Specs: Width: 6'7", Length: 6'5", Height: 3'11", Max Speed: 55 kts, Cruise Speed: 45 kts, Cruise Endurance: 30+ mins, Battery Pack: 9.6 kWh, Safety Features: Redundant propulsion/battery/auto-pilot, screened propellers,...

  • A Render of Texas A&M Harmony

    Texas A&M University Harmony

    Harmony 
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, Texas, USA

    Harmony is a high-TRL compact rotorcraft designed to minimize noise and maximize efficiency, safety, reliability, and flight experience. On June 14, 2018, it was selected as a Phase 1 winner of the GoFly competition.

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    • News Release: GoFly Winners, GoFly, June 14, 2018
    • Article: Boeing’s $2 Million...
  • A preliminary design of the teTra 3

    teTra 3

    teTra 3
    teTra
    Japan
    www.tetra-gofly.com/

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  • A mock-up of the Scoop Pegasus 1

    Scoop Pegasus 1

    Pegasus 1
    Scoop
    United States of America

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