• HoverSurf Formula Featured Image

    Hoversurf Formula

    Hoversurf Inc
    Burlingame, CA

    The Hoversurf Formula is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) craft with 52 fans and folding wings.

    The Formula employs only fixed fans. Twin rows of six fans (12 total) on either side forward and aft of the passenger compartment provides 48 fans for lift. Four larger...

  • Volocopter VC200 in Dubai

    Dubai is Electric

    Germany’s Volocopter (previously known as “e-volo”) conducted the first public flight of its VC200 in Dubai on Sept. 25 (shown). Flight testing of the prototype for Volocopter’s 2X two-seat production vehicle will “be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced” by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The Crown Prince of Dubai, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, witnessed the maiden flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT)....

  • HoverSurf Featured Image

    Hoversurf Scorpion

    Moscow, Russia (and Burlingame, California, USA)

    Scorpion is a single-seat, altitude limited quadcopter hoverbike which started as a "crowdfunding" project. While still in its early phases, the Scorpion platform is often seen as an extreme sports instrument, however with a focus on making it safe and easy to control, it potentially could be used as a form of transportation.

    At the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, the Dubai...

  • Hoversurf Drone Taxi R-1

    Drone Taxi R-1
    Moscow, Russia (and Burlingame, California, USA)

    The Hoversurf Drone Taxi R-1 is an outgrowth of the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Hoversurf Scorpion 3.

    The R-1, like the Scorpion, has two forward and two rear vertical propellers for VTOL but are not utilized in flight mode. In addition it has a pusher-prop for flight mode and upward-stowable wings. It employs a hybrid propulsion system design with a free-piston...