EMAV Sports Flyer
Star 8 Green
Capalaba, Queensland, Australia
Based in Australia, Star 8 Green, with multiple offices in South East Asia, is an innovative technology company, continuously introducing new green energy technology which includes green transportation products (such as electric scooters, electric tuk tuks, electric buses, electric boats and more), other green technology (such as solar panels and batteries) and other green applications.
In 2018, Star 8 CEO and President, Mr Jacob Maimon, commenced the Star 8’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger aircraft program or as the company calls it, the Electric Manned Aviation Vehicle (EMAV). In addition, another program was started by the company and its called the Electric Cargo Aviation Vehicle (ECAV). The eVTOL program is under the leadership of Mr. Kyxz Mendiola, a Filipino drone and flying car enthusiast, and the developer of his first one passenger eVTOL multicopter named the Koncepto Millenya. (Kyxz is pronounced "Kicks".)
The one passenger eVTOL multicopter Sports Flyer has been designed for air racing with a maximum speed of 80 kp/h (50 mph), a cruising altitude of 100 m (328 ft) and a flight time of 20 minutes. The aircraft has 16-20 propellers depending upon the model and is powered by four sets of batteries. To make the aircraft as light and as least complex as possible, there is an open cockpit, is an open framed aircraft and has four fixed landing legs. There are at least three difference versions of this aircraft as of May 2021.
On March 27, 2021, Mendiola posted the text below (slightly edited for translation purposes) about the Sports Flyer eVTOL aircraft on his Flying Kyxz Facebook Page:
- Eco friendly
- Learn to fly in one day
- Very, very low maintenance needed
- Foldable and compact for easy storage
- Use solar panels to get free flights
- The words above have never been used when talking about aircraft, now it is possible.
The aircraft has been successfully flown as revealed in multiple videos on YouTube, some of which are listed below at the bottom of this web page in the Resources section. The aircraft is made of both carbon fiber composite and aircraft grade aluminium, to keep the aircraft light and for safety reasons. There are multiple redundant flight systems, so that if one system fails during flight, the aircraft can still fly and land safely.
The company foresees the most promising applications for passenger eVTOL aircraft for Air Taxis, personal flying cars, medical emergencies and air cargo.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL racing multicopter
- Piloting/Capacity: 1 pilot
- Maximum speed: 80 kp/h (50 mph)
- Cruising altitude: 100 m (328 ft)
- Flight time: 20 minutes
- Propellers: 16-20 propellers, depending on the model
- Electric Motors: 16-20 electric motors, depending on the model
- Power source: Four sets of batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite and aircraft grade aluminium
- Windows: Open cockpit
- Landing gear: 4 landing legs
- 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. There are multiple redundant flight systems, so that if one system fails, the aircraft can still fly and land safely.
- Star 8 Green Australia website
- Star 8 Green Twitter
- Star 8 Green YouTube
- Star 8 Green Instagram
- Flying Kyxz Facebook
- Flying Kyxz Twitter
- Flying Kyxz YouTube Channel
- Article: Personal flying vehicles may be closer than we thought…, Star 8 Green, Oct. 19, 2020
- Video: EMAV flying high over the trees, Flying Kyxz, Dec. 5, 2020
- Video: EMAV Helipad Landing and takeoff training, Flying Kyxz, Dec. 6, 2020
- Video: 2021 warm up test flight, Flying Kyxz, Jan. 9, 2021
- Video: Very light full carbon Fiber EMAV, Flying Kyxz, Jan. 30, 2021
- Video: Worlds First Manned Drone Racing Flyingcar, Flying Kyxz, Mar. 23, 2021
- Video: Very Light Full Carbonfiber EMAV, Flying Kyxz, Jan. 30, 2021