• HoverSurf Formula Featured Image

    Hoversurf Formula

    Hoversurf Inc
    Burlingame, CA

    The Formula is a low-noise winged S/VTOL craft in development by Hoversurf which seats five. It has four pods each with 12 venturi fans, with four larger venturi fans mounted on the back for forward thrust, for a total of 52 fans.

    The wings fold up to enable landing in a standard parking space and fold out to enable efficient cruising and increased safety. Other safety features will include redundant systems...

  • 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...

  • Drone Taxi Featured Image

    Hoversurf Drone Taxi R-1

    Drone Taxi R-1

    Hoversurf has introduced a concept for a single-seat "flying taxi" with upward-stowable wings. Its hybrid propulsion system design uses a charging station and standard gasoline.

    The Drone Taxi is a growth version of Hoversurf's single-seat electric Scorpion-3 hoverbike. The company has been developing its hoverbikes since 2015. Instead of all-electric, however, the Drone Taxi uses a free-piston engine (FPE) for...