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Mojave Mystery eVTOL Aircraft A

Mojave Mystery eVTOL Aircraft A
Mojave Air and Space Port
Mojave, California, USA
(no website)

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 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 fireflighting company, an ambulance servce and access by road and rail and has 300 plus days of good weather each year.

The airport and spaceport is away from populated areas making it a very good area to allow flight testing without disturbing urban areas.

The aircraft looks like an eVTOL for Urban Air Mobility based on the design of the aircraft and having Distributed Electric Propulsion on the aircraft. It looks like there could be one to three passenger doors. The tail on the aircraft is quite short but is typical of some eVTOL aircraft.

We were unable to determine the aircraft’s company name.

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: eVTOL
  • Piloting: Unknown
  • Capacity: Unknown
  • VTOL propellers: Unknown. It has either 6 or 8 VTOL propellers Forward flight propellers: 1
  • 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: V tail with a small downward vertical stabilizer.
  • Windows: Panoramic windows
  • Landing gear: 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.

Resources:

Mojave Air and Space Port website
Mojave Air and Space Port Wikipedia