Lovenie Fly Kart
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, Paris, France
Founded in 2022, Lovenie is based in France and has the dream of creating a real-world electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and was made as an extreme sports aircraft as well as a leisure aircraft. The aircraft is safe to fly, is fast, fun and eco-friendly. The company's goal is to build an aircraft that provide the pilot with a wonderful flying experience with each flight. As of the summer of 2022, the company is partnering with Shield Robotics, Baggans, eMaXdigital, Fiscallia and Optimmup. The company is looking for financial investors to help the company go from design, to prototype to production model.
The company compares their aircraft to a go-cart. The company is making their prototype frame with aluminum and carbon because those two materials are easy to work with for building a prototypes. In the future, the production model will use a carbon fiber composite frame due to it's strength and light weight.
The Fly Kart is a one passenger eVTOL racing multicopter kit aircraft with a cruise speed of 40 km/h (25 mph), a flight time of 15 minutes and has a cruise altitude of 2 meters (6.56 feet). The aircraft has an open cockpit with a safety harness for the pilot. The main controls for the pilot are two joysticks.
The multicopter has eight propellers with eight electric motors which are located inside four protected ducts. The length of the aircraft is approximately 2.8 m (9.19 feet) and is 3 m (9.8 feet) wide. The aircraft uses an open air truss structure to keep the weight of the aircraft as low as possible. The aircraft has four fixed landing legs.
The aircraft has been made for air racing and the company has reduced the complexity of the aircraft as much as possible to make the aircraft as fast and safe as possible. The aircraft uses Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) which provides safety through redundancy for its passengers. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (or motors) fail, the other working propellers and motors can safely land the aircraft. There are also redundancies in the sub-systems of the aircraft. The aircraft as a 3-point Sparco safety harness for the pilot. The aircraft will have detect and avoid technology.
The company has begun making its prototype and expects the prototype to fly in the summer of 2022. The aircraft comes with red, blue or green trim. It can be painted in custom color schemes upon request of the buy. The company predicts production models (kits) will be ready to sell in the fall of 2023.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL racing aircraft
- Piloting: 1 pilot using 2 joysticks
- Cruise speed: 40 km/h or more (25 mph or more)
- Range: Unknown
- Flight time: 15 minutes
- Cruise altitude: 2 meters (6.56 feet)
- Empty weight (with batteries): 70 kg (154 lb)
- Maximum payload:
- Maximum takeoff weight:
- Propellers: 8 propellers, completely protected with duct work and mesh
- Electric motors: 8 motors
- Power source: Batteries (Can change out the battery packs in less than 5 minutes)
- Fuselage: Aluminum and Carbon
- Windows: Open cockpit
- Landing gear: 4 fixed landing legs
- 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 in the sub-systems of the aircraft. The aircraft as a 3 point Sparco pilot safety harness. The aircraft will have detect and avoid technology.
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- Article: Lovenie electric flying karts, Aerobernie, June 28, 2022
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