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Flyt Aerospace FlytCycle V3 (concept design)

FlytCycle V3 one passenger eVTOL concept design multicopter aircraft

 

FlytCycle V3 (concept design)
Flyt Aerospace
Cupertino, California, USA
www.flytaerospace.com

Flyt Aerospace was founded in June 2013 in Cupertino, California, USA by Ansel Misfeldt. In ninth grade, Misfeldt dreamed he could fly to school each morning so he could sleep in longer in the mornings. He studied at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California, USA) obtaining a business degree in 2010 while taking courses in mechanical engineering and in material science at the same time. He also studied some aerospace engineering on his own time while at the university. All the while, he continued his dream of creating a small one person flying machine and had made hundreds of drawings and sketches of aircraft up to 2013. The company is currently seeking investors. (Image credits: Ansel Misfeldt)

Misfeldt quit his job in early 2013, started his own aerospace company and has focused on building his own personal flying eVTOL aircraft and small drones since then. Misfeldt reveals that creating a personal flying machine is a very difficult and a complex problem. He has designed, manufactured and flown at least nine different prototypes. Two of his early prototypes were vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) multicopter aircraft powered by gasoline engines using mechanical gears, shafts and pulleys to transfer the power to the propellers. The remainder of his prototypes are electric VTOL (or eVTOL) multicopter aircraft made with the ultimate goal of creating a personal aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM).

Flyt Aerospace is now in the business of selling a small eVTOL drone called the Defender X4E with a maximum payload of 5 lb (2.27 kg) with over one hour endurance that are sold to government entities and the military. The Defender X4E has been designed to allow it to have many options so the drone can be adapted to the customer's requirements. Recently, Misfledt has partnered with the Land Rotor, based in Florida, USA and is creating passenger eVTOL aircraft for Land Rotor, for advanced air mobility.

FlytCycle V3 one passenger eVTOL concept design multicopter aircraft
The FlytCycle V3 is a one passenger eVTOL concept design multicopter aircraft made for personal use for advanced air mobility (AAM). The aircraft is piloted by a person and is not made for remote or autonomous piloting. The aircraft has an open cockpit with a comfortable pilot's seat with two joy sticks to control the aircraft. It is recommended that the pilot wears a pilot's helmet.

The aircraft has 12 propellers and 12 electric motors to make sure there is not only enough power to fly the aircraft but to make sure there is redundancy in the aircraft in case of a propeller or electric motor failure. Two stacked propellers are inside a protective duct and has a total of six propeller ducts. There is a protective mesh on the top and bottom of each duct to keep the propellers and electric motors safe from large debris. The aircraft is powered by multiple batteries. The fuselage and other aircraft components is made from carbon fiber composite material and aircraft aluminum. The aircraft has fixed skid landing gear.

Current Flyt Aerospace design and manufacturing capabilities
Flyt Aerospace is in the business of selling a small eVTOL drone called the Defender X4E with a maximum payload of 5 lb (2.27 kg) with over one hour endurance that are sold to government entities and the military. The Defender X4E has been designed to allow it to have many options so the drone can be adapted to the customer's requirements. Recently, Misfledt has partnered with the Land Rotor, based in Florida, USA and is creating passenger eVTOL aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM).

The origin of Flyt Aerospace began in Ansel Misfeldt's garage

The origin of Flyt Aerospace began in Ansel Misfeldt's garage

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger concept design aircraft
  • Piloting: 1 pilot
  • Cruise speed: Unknown
  • Propellers: 12 propellers that are protected by 6 ducts with mesh on the top and bottom of each propeller duct
  • Electric motors: 12 electric motors
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite and aircraft aluminum
  • Cockpit: Open cockpit
  • Landing gear: Fixed skid landing gear
  • Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. There are also redundancies of critical components in the sub-systems of the aircraft.

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