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  • Sabrewing RHAEGAL UAS

    RHAEGAL
    Sabrewing Aircraft Company
    Camarillo, CA, USA
    www.sabrewingaircraft.com

    The Sabrewing RHAEGAL UAS is a fixed-wing, vector thrust gas-electric hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicle (VTOL).

    The RHAEGAL is similar to the Sabrewing DRACO-2 prototype with a fixed-wing and eight propellers in a co-axial formation in four rotating ducts forward of the wing and...

  • Forum 74 eVTOL Progress Airbus 17 May 18

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    VFS is the world's oldest and largest professional society for engineers, scientists, innovators and leaders working to advance vertical flight. The Vertical Flight Society was founded as the American Helicopter Society in 1943 by the pioneers of the helicopter industry, who believed that technological cooperation and collaboration was essential to...

  • 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...

  • NFT eVTOL

    (Aircraft is unnamed)
    NFT Inc.
    Mountain View, California, USA
    www.nxtft.com

    New Future Transportation, Inc. (NTF) is developing an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle that will work both as a flier and ground car, a drive-fly vehicle.

    The NTF has recently moved out of ‘stealth mode’ and is only showing its prototype designs to interested investors and partners. The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • RR EVTOL (July 15, 2018)

    Rolls-Royce EVTOL

    EVTOL
    Rolls-Royce plc
    London, United Kingdom
    www.rolls-royce.com

    On July 15, 2018, in conjunction with the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Rolls-Royce announced (the aerospace power systems manufacturer, not the car manufacturer) that it was developing an eVTOL aircraft (Rolls-Royce refers to their concept aircraft as the "EVTOL" or the "EVTOL...

  • Joby S2 at sunset

    Joby S2 (defunct)

    S2
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.jobyaviation.com

    Joby Aviation’s S2 concept expanded from its two year collaborative study with NASA that resulted in the NASA GL-10, Joby Lotus and joint NASA/Joby LEAPTech concepts.

    The S2 would feature 12 propellers on tiling and folding nacelles with eight on the fixed wing and four on a V-stabilizer/rudder...