Wingless (Multicopter)

  • EAM Hel eCrane

    Hel eCrane

    Electric Air & Marine, Inc.

    Vancouver, Canada

    helecrane.com

     

    Electric Air & Marine’s Hel eCrane will be an unmanned electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) cargo drone.

     

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  • LIFT Hexa

    Hexa

    LIFT Aircraft

    Austin, Texas

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  • 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...

  • Vertical Aerospace

    Proof of Concept
    Vertical Aerospace
    Bristol, England
    www.vertical-aerospace.com

    On Sept. 10, the Bristol, UK-based startup, Vertical Aerospace, Ltd., announced it had built and flown the UK's first full-scale fully-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Its unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 1,650 lb (750 kg) and first flew in June 2018 at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, Gloucestershire — about 100 miles (160 km) west of London. As of the...

  • SkyRider SuvA simulation

    Axix SkyRider SuvA (defunct)

    SkyRider SuvA
    Axix GP, LLC
    www.axixgp.com/

    The Axix SkyRider SuvA is an autonomous, quad-rotor eVTOL device. It is designed for corporate commute, and will be sold and leased to transportation companies. The top speed of the SkyRider SuvA is 350 mph (563.27 kmh). It will be powered by a Kawasaki Mule engine/CVT and four, quick-charge Tesla Model S induction motors.

    The frame is composed of carbon fiber and aluminum to ensure a lightweight empty weight. Cabin...

  • 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...