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 D is a single-passenger, ducted fan hoverbike with several different configurations and numbers of ducted fans. While we don't know specifics of this hoverbike, 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. The company has called its line of Scorpion aircraft, a small helicopter. It is unknown if Hover will manufacture the ducted fan hoverbike.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL hoverbike
- Piloting: Manual flying with a flight assisting computer and automatic safety systems
- Capacity: 1 pilot
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Propellers: Varies
- Electric Motors: Varies
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Cockpit: Open cockpit with motorcycle style seating