Scorpion Cargo Drone
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.
The Scorpion Cargo Drone is an offshoot of the Scorpion hoverbike and is an autonomous cargo drone, uses an all weather industrial-type cargo container, has a maximum speed of 69 km/h (43 mph) and can carry a maximum payload of 204 kg (450 lb). While not much is known about the cargo drone, we do know the company custom makes all the parts of the aircraft from its propellers, to electric motors, batteries, and the flight computer. The flight computer is a military grade flight computer. The Scorpion line of hoverbikes have been designed to takeoff and land in a standard parking space. It is unknown if Hover will manufacture the Scorpion Cargo Drone.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL cargo drone
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: Cargo only
- Maximum speed: 69 km/h (43 mph)
- Range: Unknown
- Propellers: 4 propellers
- Electric Motors: 4 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Maximum payload: 204 kg (450 lb)
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Landing gear: 4 fixed landing struts
- Safety features: If one propeller stops working, the other propellers will compensate for this and keep the aircraft in a horizontal position and the hoverbike will automatically land. If the batteries are about to loose their charge, the hoverbike will automatically land. For safety reasons, the hoverbike will only fly a maximum of 4.6 m (15 ft) for safety purposes and there is a speed limit on the hoverbike, so it can't go too fast.