Vectored Thrust

  • 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...

  • Voyzon Aerospace e-VOTO

    e-VOTO

    Voyzon Aerospace

    Bangalore, India

    www.evoto.in

     

    The Voyzon Aerospace E-VOTO is an all-electric vectored thrust Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle.

    The E-VOTO has eight tilting propellers using a distributed electric propulsion system. Its fixed overhead gull wings make it 8 m wide and 4 m long. Its gross weight without passengers is 500 kg. It includes a parachute and airbags. The vehicle can be flown autonomously or semi-autonomously. It carries two...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    Vision VTOL

    Vision VTOL

    The Waters Trust

    U.S.A.

    www.visionvtol.weebly.com

     

    The Waters Trust Vision VTOL is a tiltrotor electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) prototype quadcopter.

    Vision’s use a sailplane fuselage and cockpit design for aerodynamics. It has no control surfaces. It has eight electric motors, four to turn fore and aft sets of propellers and four to tilt the rotor ducts from accent and decent mode to flight mode. It will employ up-scaled...

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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...

  • AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct)

    Project Zero
    AgustaWestland
    Cascina Costa, Italy
    www.leonardocompany.com

    Project Zero was an all-electric-powered, hybrid tilt-rotor/fan-in-wing technology incubator created by AgustaWestland. It shocked the world in 2013 when it was announced that it had been flying for years before. The Vertical Flight Society published the exclusive story on the aircraft in the May/June 2013 issue of Vertiflite

    The aircraft was flown in secured areas several...

  • Aston Martin Volante Vision

    Volante Vision
    Aston Martin
    Gaydon, United Kingdom
    www.astonmartin.com

    The Volante Vision is a concept vehicle exploring luxury Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed-wing aircraft spearheaded by Aston Martin.

    The vehicle will employ four tilting propellers up front in a double stack arrangement and two large vertical stacked propellers aft of the passenger cabin for vertical lift. The Volante has fixed wings and twin rudders for cruise mode. The motors will be...