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  • Kronstadt Air Taxi

    Air Taxi
    Kronstadt Technologies
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    www.iala-aism.org/organisation/kronshtadt-technologies-jsc

     

    The Kronstadt Air Taxi or City Taxi is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), vector thrust, fixed wing vehicle with tilt propellers to be used for short term urban mobility travel.

    The Air Taxi uses an all-composite air-frame with fixed wings forward and two large fuselage mounted tilt propellers aft. A complex configured stabilizer...

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    ManDrone

    ManDrone
    Voorthuizen, Netherlands
    www.onemandrone.com/

    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 has eight motors in...

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    Joby Lotus (defunct)

    Lotus
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.JobyAviation.com

    The Joby Aviation Lotus was designed in partnership with NASA to be demonstrate that a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft would be able to achieve a 24-hour flight endurance. It was a scaled demonstrator and received the 2018 Vertical Flight Society's Paul E. Haueter Award.

    The Lotus was a vectored thrust tricopter with a fixed wing and three propellers. The twin blade wing-tip...

  • 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...

  • Electric Jet 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 VTOL. The jetpack has a base weight of 69 pounds (31 kg) and can lift a person for 2-14 minutes depending on their weight. It is a hybrid system, as roll is controlled and balanced by a computer, but forward, reverse, and yaw maneuvers are manually controlled. The EJ-1...

  • Firefly Front Angle Pad

    Sikorsky Firefly (defunct)

    Firefly
    Sikorsky
    Stratford, Connecticut, USA
    www.sikorsky.com

    The Sikorsky Firefly is a modified S-300C that was announced by Sikorksy in 2010. The aircraft was announced as a technology demonstration, claiming to be a stepping stone to successful electric helicopters. The fuel for the aircraft comes from two 45Ah lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Gaia Power Technologies. It is unsure whether this aircraft ever...

  • Aergility ATLIS

    Aergility ATLIS

    ATLIS
    Aergility
    Dunnellon, Florida, USA
    www.aergility.com

    The Aergility ATLIS will be an autonomous hybrid electric/gas powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle intended for long range cargo delivery into difficult to access or dangerous areas.

    The ATLIS will fly autonomously utilizing motors (tentatively the Hirth  3502/3) powering eight “Managed Autogyration” vertical propellers for take-off and landing, while a gas powered pusher prop propels it forward and the vertical propellers...

  • Transcend Air Vy 400 City View

    Transcend Air Vy 400

    Vy 400
    Transcend Air
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    www.transcend.aero

    The Transcend Air Vy 400 is a tilt-wing Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft that is designed for efficient city-to-city transportation.

    The Vy 400 has fully tilting wings with props powered by a P&WC PT6 -67F turboshaft 1,300 kW  engine. It also employs a collective and a 30 kW electric pusher prop at its tail fan for fly-by-wire envelope protection. It uses Geofencing plus sensors to avoid...

  • Ray aircraft transition sideview

    Ray VTOL Aircraft

    Ray VTOL Aircraft
    Ray Research AG
    Muttenz, Switzerland
    www.RayAircraft.com

    Ray Research AG is a Swiss-based engineering company, with an international team of engineers and scientists, founded in 2009 and led by David Posva. It develops high tech solutions with a main focus on disruptive vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

    Its flagship development is the Ray VTOL Aircraft, a 5-seat, long range VIP VTOL aircraft: four passengers plus a single pilot. The...

  • Ray Research Dart Flyer

    Dart Flyer
    Ray Research AG
    Muttenz, Switzerland
    www.DartFlyer.com and www.RayAircraft.com

    Ray Research AG is a Swiss-based engineering company, with an international team of engineers and scientists, founded in 2009 and led by David Posva. It develops high tech solutions with a main focus on disruptive vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Its flagship development is the Ray VTOL Aircraft, a 5-seater long range VIP VTOL aircraft.

    On June 4, 2018, the...