Gyrobike was established in September 2011 in Spain with the vision of providing a clean electric aircraft to help everyone commute freely in the urban environment.
Gyrobike is an electric propulsion Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL) ultralight aircraft. The aircraft as a main ducted rotor above the aircraft for lift and has two horizontal ducted propellers on each of side of the aircraft to help with forward flight and maneuverability.
The top rotor has multiple rotorblades for take off and landing and are closed during forward flight. The Gyrobike has been made as an ultralight aircraft (less than 70 kg or 154 lbs) to allow it to be on the market earlier than it’s other eVTOL competitors due to less restrictions for pilot certification.
GyroBike has also created another aircraft called the GyroPack. It’s a personal Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft for one passenger which has been made as an all turbine gas powered aircraft or has the option of being a hybrid-electric VTOL as well. The ducted fans on each side of the aircraft can rotate to help with maneuverability of the aircraft.
GyroBike has been participated in Phase I, Phase II, and in Phase III of the GoFly Prize competition.
- Speed: 30 – 80 kmh (18 – 50 mph)
- Vertical Take-Off and Landing
- Maximum flight time: 2 hours
- Empty Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
- Dimensions: Less than 5 X 5 m (16.4 X 16.4 ft)
- Very low stall speed
- Navigation through app
- Complies with the European free flight regulations for aircraft under 70 kg (154 lbs) and its North American equivalent FAR 103
- Pilot license not required but pilot courses recommended
- Fuel: Battery, all electric
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