Scaled Prototype

  • Beta Technologies Ava XC

    Ava XC
    Beta Technologies
    South Burlington, Vermont, 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...

  • Kronstadt Air Taxi

    Air Taxi
    Kronstadt Technologies, JSC
    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...

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    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...

  • Joby Lotus Featured Image

    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...

  • Moller Skycar 200 mockup

    Moller Skycar M200

    Moller Skycar M200
    Moller International / Freedom Motors
    Dixon, California, USA
    www.moller.com
    www.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...

  • 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...

  • Firefly Front Angle Pad

    Sikorsky Firefly (defunct)

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

    The Sikorsky Firefly is a modified Schweizer S-300C that was announced by Sikorsky 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 45 Ah lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Gaia...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    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...