• +1-703-684-6777
  • news@evtol.news

Autoflight F240 Hot Wheels

Autoflight F240 Hot Wheels firefighting eVTOL aircraft.


F240 Hot Wheels
Shanghai, China

Mr. Tian Yu founded Autoflight in 2016 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China. Autoflight is an aviation technology company specialized in the research and development of autonomous flight and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology and aircraft manufacturing. Autoflight has set up research and development facilities in Munich, Germany and in Shenzhen, China, and has several manufacturing facilities across China. Mr. Tian Yu is also the founder of Yuneec, the predecessor of Autoflight, which was a world leader in consumer drones and the manufacturer of the e-Spyder single-seat electric ultralight and E430 two-seat electric ultralight which first flew in June 2009. 

The company has designed, manufactured and tested the firefighting F240 Hot Wheels eVTOL autonomous multicopter which can carry up to 100 kg (220 lb) of fire retardant in four separate containers. The empty weight of the aircraft 220 kg (485 lb) and the maximum takeoff weight is 320 kg (705 lb). The aircraft has eight propellers, eight electric motors and has fixed skid landing gear. The multicopter can identify where the fire is located, fly to the fire, hover over the fire, drop the fire retardant directly on the fire and put out the fire. The firefighting multicopter can quickly fly to difficult to reach areas, extinguish the flames and keep firefighters safe from the dangers of fire in the process. 

The F240 is equipped with intelligent airborne systems controls and has an automatic flight function which is capable of automatically planning routes, flying automatically to the location of a fire and back, avoiding grounded objects or terrain, and navigating through windy conditions. The firefighting multicopter can be used for both urban and wild fires.


  • Aircraft type: eVTOL firefighting multicopter
  • Piloting: Autonomous 
  • Capacity: No passengers, hold 4 firefighting fire bombs (fire retardant)
  • Empty weight: 220 kg (485 lb)
  • Maximum payload weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Electric propellers: 8 propellers (4 propellers point upwards, 4 propellers point downwards)
  • Airframe: Carbon fiber composite 
  • Landing gear: Skid type landing gear
  • Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft. 

Related Aircraft:

Company Insights: