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  • Nasa Puffin Mock-up

    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.

    Specifications:

    Height 12 ft
    3.7...
  • 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.

    Resources:

    • Search eVTOL.news posts
    • 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.

    Resources:

    • Search eVTOL.news posts
    • 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

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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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  • A mock-up of the Silverwing S1

    Silverwing S1

    S1
    Silverwing
    Delft, Netherlands
    www.flysilverwing.com/

    This device is a canard-wing configuration around a person in motorcycle-like orientation powered by two electric motors with ducted rotors. The aircraft makes a 90-degree transition from vertical take-off to horizontal cruise flight. On June 14, 2018, it was selected as a Phase 1 winner of the GoFly competition.

    Resources:

    • Search eVTOL.news posts
    • Twitter:...
  • A top view of the Blue Sparrow

    Penn State University Blue Sparrow

    Blue Sparrow
    Penn State University
    Centre City, Pennsylvania, USA

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  • Leap Vantage

    Vantage
    Leap
    United Kingdom

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