Formula 2 Winged
Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia
Hover was founded in Moscow, Russia, in January 2014 by inventor, tech entrepreneur and businessman Alexander Atamanov. Atamanov holds bachelor’s degrees in engineering and law as well as a masters degree in the management of innovation processes. He has founded and sold several companies before founding Hover and holds numerous patents relating to the various products and services that he has successfully brought to the marketplace. Hoversurf was the company's original name.
It has been reported that some of the investors in the company include Qiwi, the Starta Ventures, Ismail Akhmetov, Nikolai Belykh, Evgeny Medvednikov, Maxim Korobov and possibly other Russian investors. In 2018, the company moved its Moscow headquarters to Burlingame, California but in 2019, Hover moved their headquarters back to Moscow.
Hover revealed on Facebook, on May 8, 2019, they have redesigned their five passenger Formula eVTOL into a smaller two passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) with the same name, Formula. The name of this concept design is actually unknown but for a reference, we call it the Hover Formula 2 Winged. A noticeable difference in this concept design is the large wing used to extend of the range of this aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
The two passenger Formula eVTOL concept design has a possible maximum speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), has 16 Electric Ducted Fans (EDFs) for VTOL flight, has two EDFs for forward flight, large wing and has a canopy over the cockpit providing excellent views for the passengers. The range and flight time of this concept design is unknown.
It is unknown if Hover will pursue this concept design aircraft as a production aircraft.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: 2 passengers
- Estimated maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
- Range: Unknown
- Maximum flight time: Unknown
- Propellers: 18 (16 for VTOL flight, 2 for forward flight)
- Electric Motors: 18 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Canopy over cockpit
- Landing gear: Unknown
- Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or 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.
- Hover website
- Hover YouTube Channel
- Video: Flying car scale model first test flight using Venturi EDF, Hoversurf, June 4, 2018
- Article: FAA Confirms Hoversurf S3 is Ultralight, Electric VTOL News, Oct. 15, 2018
- Video: UAM VLOG by Alex Atamanov - EPISODE 1, Hoversurf, Feb. 12, 2019
- Video: UAM VLOG by Alex Atamanov - EPISODE 2, Hoversurf, Feb. 17, 2019
- Video: UAM VLOG by Alex Atamanov - EPISODE 3, Hoversurf, Feb. 24, 2019
- Article: Drone Taxi, Hoversurf, Mar. 3, 2019
- Video: UAM VLOG by Alex Atamanov - EPISODE 4, Hoversurf, Mar. 4, 2019
- Article: 10 eVTOL aircraft to look out for, CNN, Mar. 21, 2019
- Article: eVTOL Captures the Attention of CES Vertiflite, March/April 2019
- Video: Venturi Engine 3D, Hoversurf, May 19, 2019
- Article: After The Hoversurf Bike Comes The EVTOL Hoversurf Formula, Clean Technica, Aug. 18, 2019
- Article: Hoversurf’s first eVTOL air taxi concept revealed, Revolution, Aug, 21, 2019
- Article: Hoversurf at Dubai Airshow 2019, Electric VTOL News, Nov. 24, 2019
- Article: Drone Ambulance with Artificial Intelligence and 5G, Hoversurf, Apr. 7, 2020