Piloted

  • Beta Technologies Ava XC

    Ava XC
    Beta Technologies
    South Burlington, VT, USA
    www.beta.team

    Beta Technologies, founded by entrepreneur Kyle Clark, is developing an eVTOL aircraft; the technology demonstrator is dubbed the "Ava XC." The company is one of several electric VTOL companies receiving funding from Martine Rothblatt's United Therapeutics.

    Although eVTOL.news had reported on articles in Fall 2018, Beta truly unveiled its vehicle, in Jan. 2019. Details on the technology...

  • ElectraFly ElectraFlyer

    ElectraFlyer

    ElectraFly

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

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  • CollaborativeBee Mini-Bee

    Mini-Bee
    CollaborativeBee
    France
    www.collaborativebee.com

    The Mini-Bee is a collaborative project producing a piloted ten rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed-wing aircraft to be used primarily for medical evacuation.

    The Mini-Bee is 6 m long with six static inboard vertical propellers and four tilting rotors at the tips of forward and aft fixed wings. A piston engine produces 250 kW for electric motors and there is a battery for take-off boost and as a...

  • Talaria Hermes I

    Hermes I

    AeroDelft

    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    www.talaria.aero

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  • 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...

  • V200 front view

    Varon V200

    Varon V200
    Varon Vehicles Corporation
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    www.varonvehicles.com

    The Varon V200 is a three prop electric vehicle that will use simplified pilot controls aided by flight software for low altitude two passenger and cargo flights.

    The V200T (two passengers) and V200C (employing a cargo module) variants will employ one forward and two tilt rear electrically powered rotors with the aim of zero emissions.

    The vehicles construction, controls and...

  • NUS Snowstorm

    Snowstorm
    National University of Singapore
    Queenstown, Singapore
    www.eng.nus.edu.sg/

    The Snowstorm is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) multirotor created by a team of eight engineering students at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

    The Snowstorm is composed of a hexagonal is built of anodized aluminum frame, carbon fiber plates, Kevlar ropes, and landing gear ending in inflated balls as shock absorbers. Additionally, the team employed 3-D...

  • One man drone Featured Image

    ManDrone (defunct)

    ManDrone
    Voorthuizen, Netherlands
    www.onemandrone.com/ (webpage defunct)

    ManDrone is an eight-rotor multicopter that is capable of carrying one passenger. It was created by Winfried Rijssenbeek, and is based on his earlier Humming Man Project.

    A scaled prototype is currently being tested, which allows for a 100 kg (220.46 lb) payload. The company aims to have a full-scale prototype working soon, in order to complete manned flight tests. Additionally, the aircraft...

  • Volocopter VC1 In Flight

    Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes)

    VC1/VC2
    Volocopter GmbH (originally e-volo GmbH until July 2017)
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    www.volocopter.com

    The Volocopter VC1 utilized sixteen individual rotors for up to 20 minutes of flight. The multicopter weighs 80 kg (176.4 lb) and has a 5 m by 5 m profile (16.4 ft by 16.4 ft).

    e-volo co-founder Thomas Senkel was the primary designer, inventor and builder of the VC1 and VC2; he also flew the VC1 for the first time on October 21, 2011, making it the first flight...

  • Moller Skycar 200 mockup

    Moller Skycar M200

    Moller Skycar M200
    Moller International / Freedom Motors
    Dixon, CA, USA
    moller.com
    freedom-motors.com

    The Moller Skycar M200 was the first in a series of two, four and six passenger Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) commuter aircraft.

    The M200 had two rear tilting ducted engines and two inline fixed vertical engines forward of its passengers. It employed ethanol fueled Freedom Motor Rotapower® engines provided exclusively to Moller powering separate electric...