Hover Bikes/Devices

  • Jetson Aero Speeder

    Speeder
    Jetson Aero
    Poznan, Poland

    The Jetson Speeder is a one-man piloted electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike that has carried out manned test flights, first in Tuscany, Italy, and then in Poznan, Poland. The company was founded in October 2017.

    The Speeder is a proof of concept construct with an aluminum frame and eight 18 hp (13.4 kW) electric motors and propellers vertically stacked in pairs in an H...

  • ElectraFly ElectraFlyer

    ElectraFlyer
    ElectraFly
    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
    www.electrafly.com

    ElectraFly’s ElectraFlyer is a single person hybrid electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) multicopter that will be used as a hover or personal flying device.

    The ElecraFlyer has four horizontal electrically powered propellers above the passenger’s head. They do not have enough vertical thrust to lift the 34 kg vehicle and its additional...

  • Talaria Hermes I

    Hermes I
    AeroDelft
    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    www.talaria.aero

    The Hermes I is a one passenger co-axial Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle being developed by Delft University.

    The Hermes I will use co-axial vertical composite propellers for lift. While cruising and landing these rotors will be in a “controlled auto-gyro” mode (which can also be employed for emergency landings). Propulsion will...

  • Horus Hoverbike

    Hoverbike
    Horus Hoverbike
    Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
    www.horushoverbike.com

    The Horus Hoverbike is a prototype gasoline powered two rotor flying motorcycle-like sports bike being developed for a single passenger.

    The vehicle employs a single two 4 stroke 112 kW Yamaha Apex 4-Stroke / 998cc engine powering forward and rear 1.6 m rotors set 2.7 m apart and capable of 2,450 RPMs. The bike’s overall length is 4.5 m with a width...

  • Assen A1 hybrid-electric VTOL mock-up, USA.

    Assen Aeronautics A1 Explorer (defunct)

    A1 Explorer (defunct)Assen AeronauticsMiami, Florida, USAwww.assen.aero

    Assen Aeronautics was created in 2015 by the founder Assen Andonov, who is originally from Bulgaria. He has had a love for aviation since he was a child and started gliding at age 15, parachuted at age 17 and piloted powered aircraft at age 18. At 23 he co-founded a company that designed...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft EJ-1S eVTOL jetpack flight test 2019, USA.

    Electric Jet Aircraft EJ-1S

    EJ-1SElectric Jet AircraftAnderson, Indiana, USAwww.electricjetaircraft.com

    Electric Jet Aircraft was founded by Pete Bitar in June 2018 and his company focus is creating small electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft which are safe and easy to fly and have no emissions. Bitar has been dreaming of making a personal jetpack since 13 years old...

  • NASA Puffin

    Puffin
    NASA
    Hampton, Virginia, USA
    www.nasa.gov

    NASA’s Puffin is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) tail-sitting personal flying device.

    The Puffin stands 3.7 m tall (or long in flight mode) with a wingspan of 4.4 m. Near the wingtips are 60 hp electric motors for two 2.2 m propellers. It is a “tail-sitter” and the four point landing gear contract into a twin tail-boom in flight. The vehicle weighs 272 kg,...

  • GoFly

    GoFly Enters Phase II

    GoFly Enters Phase II

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, July/August 2018

    The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person. Here’s the story so far, nine months into the two-year...

  • Hero Flyer Hovering

    Hero Flyer (Defunct)

    Hero Flyer
    Kingman, Arizona
    www.heroflyer.com

    The Hero Flyer is a 16-rotor flying platform that is set-up with eight arms each with two propellers. The device folds up for easy transportation, and is modular by design. This means that if one motor or battery fails, the device can still safely land. All of the wiring between motors occurs within the aluminum frame, leading from each arm to the batteries in the base. This device was...

  • The preliminary design for the Mamba

    University of Kansas Mamba

    Mamba 
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence, Kansas, USA

    The Mamba is a hexcopter emphasizing safety, certifiability, and performance. Shrouded rotors and a tilting empennage are incorporated. On June 14, 2018, it was selected as a Phase 1 winner of the GoFly competition.

    Resources

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    • News Release: GoFly Winners, GoFly, June 14, 2018
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