Flagstaff, AZ, USA
FanFlyer Inc.’s vehicle of the same name is a gas-hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike that is a contender in the GoFly competition.
The vehicle’s gas powered motors drive four ducted fans around an open cockpit seat. The design is derived from ducted fan data accumulated in the 1950s and 60s with modern UAV derived flight controls providing better stability The company predicts it will reach speeds of up to 80 knot (140 km/h).
FanFlyer’s development is being done in collaboration with Novakinetics Aerosystems and Kinetic Defense Manufacturing.
The designer has started two successful aviation firms and hopes the final vehicle can include civilian sport and military applications.