Mojave Mystery eVTOL Aircraft A
Mojave Air and Space Port
Mojave, California, USA
Here is an experimental electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) seen in the summer of 2019 at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, USA. The airport and spaceport is away from populated areas making it a very good area to allow flight testing without disturbing urban areas.
The airport is used for many purposes including general-use public airport, air races, test pilot school, flight testing, outer space flight testing, aircraft heavy maintenance and storage, home to many aerospace cutting-edge research and design companies, and event center.
The Mojave Air and Space Port was the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft, certified on June 17, 2004. The facility has 2,998 acres (1,213 ha) and has three runways. The aerospace facility has services such as a restaurant, a fitness center, high-speed internet, fuel service, a fire fighting company, an ambulance service and access by road and rail and has 300 plus days of good weather each year.
The aircraft looks like an eVTOL for Urban Air Mobility based on the design and the presence of Distributed Electric Propulsion on the aircraft. The aircraft has either six or eight VTOL propellers or more, and one pusher propeller in the rear for forward flight. The design looks like it has larger than normal windows to provide spectacular views for the passengers and it looks like there could be one to three passenger doors on the aircraft. The tail on the aircraft is quite short but is typical of some eVTOL aircraft and has a Y-shaped vertical stabilizers on the tail of the aircraft. The aircraft uses tricycle retractable wheeled landing gear to improve the aerodynamics of the aircraft.
We were unable to determine the name of the company which made this eVTOL prototype aircraft.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL
- Piloting: Unknown
- Capacity: Unknown
- VTOL propellers: Unknown. It has either 6 or 8 VTOL propellers or more
- Forward flight propellers: 1 forward flight pusher propeller
- Electric motors: Unknown, it most likely has the same number of motors as their are propellers
- Wings: High wings with booms for VTOL propellers
- Tail: Y-shaped vertical stabilizers. Two V-shaped vertical stabilizers above the fuselage and a small downward vertical stabilizer below the rear of the fuselage.
- Windows: Panoramic windows
- Landing gear: Tricycle retractable wheeled landing gear
- 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.