My Flying Car was founded in 2018 by Morty Berger in San Marcos (in San Diego), California, USA. Berger had been trying to purchase a small electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for about four years and was unable to purchase an aircraft. In 2018, he decided to make an eVTOL aircraft himself and now he sells a one passenger eVTOL kit multicopter using off the shelf components for $14,900.00 USD. If a customer would want to purchase the aircraft completely assembled, the cost would be $92,000.00 USD.
The My Flying Car eVTOL is a multicopter aircraft with an open cockpit that holds one passenger. The aircraft can be outfitted with four or eight propellers and uses the same number of electric motors as the propellers. The cruise speed cannot exceed 63 mph (101 km/h), the empty weight of the aircraft is 65 lb (29 kg) and has fixed skid landing gear. The dimensions of the aircraft is 86" length X 74" width X 54" (2.18 m X 1.88 m X 1.37).
The aircraft is sold as a kit aircraft and therefore a pilot's license is not needed; however, the pilot needs to follow the Federal Aviation Aviation's Part 103 rules for Ultralights. Some of Part 103 rules include the aircraft can only be used by one person, can only be used for recreational or sports only, the pilot is responsible for their own personal safety and the pilot is responsible the safety of any person or property where they are flying.
The company's website stated as of January 4, 2023, that they are offering an "introductory price of $14,900.00 USD plus free delivery anywhere in the continental US for the first 10 customers only. An initial deposit of $5,000.00 USD is required with your order and the balance of $9,900.00 USD, 45 days later when the unit is shipped." My Future Car provides a full US warranty for their kit aircraft. Berger also foresees the aircraft to be used for air cargo transportation.
Safety features: When the aircraft has 8 electric propellers and 8 electric motors, the aircraft becomes a very safe aircraft due to Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP). Distributed Electric Propulsion 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.
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