GoFly

  • FanFlyer, Inc. FanFlyer

    FanFlyer

    FanFlyer, Inc.

    Flagstaff, AZ, USA

    www.fanflyer.aero

     

    FanFlyer Inc.’s vehicle of the same name is a gas-hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike that is a contender in the GoFly competition.

    The vehicle’s gas powered motors drive four ducted fans around an open cockpit seat. The design is derived from ducted fan data accumulated in the 1950s and 60s with modern UAV derived flight controls providing better stability The company...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft VertiCycle

    VertiCycle

    Electric Jet Aircraft

    Anderson, IN, USA

    www.electricjetaircraft.com

    Electric Jet Aircraft’s VertiCycle is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike and a competitor in the GoFly competition.

    The VertiCycle appears to use the same lift motors as the company’s EJ-1 jet pack. The cycle has four duct fans providing a combined 784 lb...

  • DragonAir Airboard 1

    Airboard 1

    DragonAir

    Panama City Beach, Florida

     

    DragonAir’s Airboard 1 is a one person electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) hoverbike that is part of the GoFly competition.

    Airboard 1 has eight sets of vertical tractor and pusher propellers in an open number sign (#) configuration. There are eight long landing skis. The pilot stands and has two large “ski pole” controls. There is no cockpit.

    Video confirms there has been at least one...

  • EosFlight

    Unnamed

    EosFlight

    London, U.K.

    www.eosflight.com

     

    EosFlight is working on a vehicle and has been included in the Boeing GoFly competition.

    There is little information of EosFlight. One image suggests a fixed wing aircraft with twin tractor-pushed props inside a wing/stabilizer assembly.

    Eos was the goddess of the dawn and EosFlight says it chose its name to represent the dawn of a new era of personal...

  • Talaria Hermes I

    Hermes I

    AeroDelft

    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    www.talaria.aero

    The Hermes I is a one...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...