Hover Bikes/Devices

  • ElectraFly ElectraFlyer

    ElectraFlyer

    ElectraFly

    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

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  • Talaria Hermes I

    Hermes I

    AeroDelft

    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    www.talaria.aero

    The Hermes I is a one...

  • Horus Hoverbike

    Hoverbike
    Horus Hoverbike
    Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    www.horushoverbike.com

    The Horus Hoverbike is a prototype gasoline powered two rotor flying motorcycle-like sports bike being developed for a single passenger.

    The vehicle employs a single two 4 stroke 112 kW Yamaha Apex 4-Stroke / 998cc engine powering forward and rear 1.6 m rotors set 2.7 m apart and capable of 2,450 RPMs. The bike’s overall length is 4.5 m with a width of 1.9 m and a height of 1.2 m. It is...

  • Assen A1 mockup

    Assen A1

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

    The Assen Aeronautics A1 flying hoverbike is a hybrid electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) personal flying device initially made for recreation and sports.

     

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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 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) concept.

    The jetpack has a base weight of 31 kg. With a thrust of 178 kg it can lift a pilot of up to 131 kg (300 lbs) for 2-14 minutes depending on their...

  • NASA Puffin

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

    NASA’s Puffin is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) tail-sitting personal flying device.

     

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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 (Defunct)

    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.

     

    Resources:

    • Search eVTOL.news posts
    • News Release: GoFly Winners, GoFly, June 14, 2018
    • Article: Boeing’s $2 Million...
  • 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: 2 m, Length: 1.95 m, Height: 1.2 m, Max Speed: 102 km/h, Cruise Speed: 83 km/h, Cruise Endurance: 30+ mins, Battery Pack: 9.6 kWh, Safety Features: Redundant propulsion/battery/auto-pilot, screened propellers,...