Moscow, Russia / Burlingame, California, USA
Hoversurf revealed on Facebook, May 8, 2019, a redesigned Formula eVTOL which holds one (1) passenger. While Hoversurf does not refer to their newly redesigned Formula as their Second Version or 2.0, we are making the distinction of (No wing) for clarity. A noticeable difference in this new design are larger but fewer electric ducted fans (EDF) for vertical lift and two larger EDFs mounted on either side of the aircraft for forward flight. As of now, there is no wing for this redesigned aircraft with the exception of a possible longer flying version which is briefly noted on their website.
Hoversurf cites the advantages of their new eVTOL aircraft as "Convenience, Safety and Speed." The aircraft will have the ability to land in a normal parking space and thus postulating their aircraft will have an earlier entry into the market place than those aircraft requiring landing and take-off infrastructure which is currently unavailable.
Formula is just the beginning in a new line of vehicles and services Hoversurf will break into. ATaaS - Air Transportation as a Service to the public. Flying Taxis are here and we will make our mark once again.
Their patented Venturi engine allows them to eliminate typical airplane propellers and create a quiet aircraft, its engines featuring a noise-canceling effect. The aircraft is not a helicopter nor an airplane but combines the best of both designs. They've stated their aircraft includes the most advanced ballistic parachute for emergency situations created by BRS Aerospace, for emergency situations.
The Venturi Engine has allowed us to jump years ahead, moving away from open propellers. Our compact and efficient new engine gives us the ability to create compact and safe vehicles for the future of transportation. No helipads, no runways, just your average parking spot.
They have designed this aircraft to be as uncomplicated as possible by having stationary fans for lift and forward flight. Emphasizing that other aircraft using fans for both lift and forward flight, that is, fans which tilt multiple times throughout the life of the aircraft, could cause needless mechanical problems and potentially create a safety hazard for its passengers. By having stationary fans, it greatly reduces future potential mechanical problems creating a much safer aircraft.
It's maximum distance is 300 km (186 miles), maximum speed will be 250 km/h (155 miles) and the maximum flight time will be 1 hours 12 minutes (1.2 hours). Much of this information is on their website found here: www.hoversurf.com/formula
Future models will be designated as Formula 2 and Formula 4, for a two (2) and four (4) passenger aircraft model. They even have a solution for a long distance drone taxi for suburban to city travel, it has a large wing. In addition to the Formula models, Hoversurf is also engaged in the development of the Drone Taxi R-1 and Scorpion.
- Hoversurf website
- Hoversurf Facebook
- Hoversurf Twitter
- Hoversurf Instagram
- Hoversurf YouTube Channel
- Video: Flying car scale model first test flight using Venturi EDF, Hoversurf, June 4, 2018
- Article: FAA Confirms Hoversurf S3 is Ultralight, evtol.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
- 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, Mar/Apr 2019
- Video: Venturi Engine 3D, Hoversurf, May 19, 2019
- Article: Hoversurf at Dubai Airshow 2019, evtol.news, Nov. 24, 2019