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  • Esprit Aeronautics Heavy Lift Cargo Utility Platform eVTOL concept for medevac use, United Kingdom.

    Esprit Aeronautics Heavy Lift Cargo Utility Platform

    Heavy Lift Cargo Utility PlatformEsprit Aeronautics LimitedCovent Garden, London, United Kingdomwww.espritaeronautics.com

    In October 2018, Esprit Aeronautics Limited was formed in the United Kingdom. Esprit Aeronautics Limited is developing both an electric and hybrid-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Heavy Lift Cargo Utility (HLCU) Platform and an electric and...

  • NEC Corporation eVTOL flying car testbed.

    NEC eVTOL Testbed

    eVTOL TestbedNEC CorporationAbiko, Chiba Prefecture, Japanwww.nec.com

    NEC Corporation has developed an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) testbed aircraft to help development autonomous management systems for eVTOL aircraft. NEC stated that the much larger eVTOL aircraft fly differently than small drones and they need a full-size eVTOL...

  • Piasecki Air Scout-graphic

    Piasecki Air Scout®

    Air Scout®Piasecki Aircraft CorporationEssington, Pennsylvania, USAwww.piasecki.com

    Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC) has made a next-generation Air Scout® which is a tandem ducted fan Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) designed to operate as an organic asset ("organic asset"...

  • Vertical Aerospace

    Proof of Concept
    Vertical Aerospace Ltd.
    Bristol, England
    www.vertical-aerospace.com

    On Sept. 10, 2018, the Bristol, UK-based startup, Vertical Aerospace, Ltd., announced it had built and flown the UK's first full-scale fully-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Its unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 1,650 lb (750 kg) and first flew June 6, 2018 at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, Gloucestershire —...

  • Joby Lotus Featured Image

    Joby Lotus (defunct)

    Lotus
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.jobyaviation.com

    The Joby Aviation Lotus was designed in partnership with NASA to demonstrate that a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft would be able to achieve a 24-hour flight endurance. A subscale demonstrator was built but never flown.

    The Lotus was a vectored thrust tricopter with a fixed wing and three propellers. The twin blade wing-tip propellers would fold...

  • Aergility ATLIS

    Aergility ATLIS

    ATLIS
    Aergility
    Dunnellon, Florida, USA
    www.aergility.com

    The Aergility ATLIS will be an autonomous hybrid electric/gas powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle intended for long range cargo delivery into difficult to access or dangerous areas.

    The ATLIS will fly autonomously utilizing motors (tentatively the Hirth 3502/3) powering eight “Managed Autogyration” vertical propellers for take-off and landing, while a gas powered pusher prop propels it...

  • Sabrewing Draco-2 UAS

    Draco-2
    Sabrewing Aircraft Company
    Camarillo, CA, USA
    www.sabrewingaircraft.com

    The DRACO-2 is a 65% scale Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) prototype of Sabrewing's Wyvern and is a demonstrator aircraft designed to fly non-stop and un-refueled for 4500 nm (8800 km) as part of the Pacific Drone Challenge.

    The fixed-wing vehicle uses eight propellers in a co-axial formation in four rotating ducts forward of the wing and at...

  • Boeing Cargo Aerial Vehicle

    Cargo Aerial Vehicle (CAV)
    The Boeing Company
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    www.boeing.com

    Boeing completed initial flight tests of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) unmanned cargo aerial vehicle (CAV) prototype in 2017. The company says, "The innovative platform is designed to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles."

    Boeing engineers designed and built the CAV prototype In less...

  • Digi Robotics DroFire (Drone – UAD M470)

    DroFire (Drone – UAD M470)
    Digi Robotics
    Dubai Production City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    www.digirobotics.com

    Digi Robotics Drone – UAD M470 is a six motor, tilt propeller, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) autonomous vehicle designed for multiple manned and unmanned uses.

    The UAD M470 has a composite 6.8 m fuselage and 8.7 m fixed wingspan. Using a lithium polymer battery it uses six tilting 58 kW...

  • Aurora LightningStrike

    Aurora LightningStrike (defunct)

    LightningStrike (XV-24A)
    Aurora Flight Sciences
    Manassas, Virginia, USA
    www.aurora.aero

    The Aurora LightningStrike XV-24 was a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) project to demonstrate high speed and Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities in a drone.

    The LightningStrike had tilting rear wings and forward canards that employed one Rolls-Royce AE1107C turboshaft 4023 hp engine (also used...