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Teledrone Mark VI (subscale demonstrator)

Teledrone Mark VI subscale demonstrator


Teledrone Mark VI (subscale demonstrator)
Teledrone Ltd.
Skelmersdale, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Teledrone Ltd is based in the United Kingdom and was incorporated to design an affordable electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The Teledrone project was one of 31 to qualify for the second phase of the GoFly Challenge, having been established to investigate the potential for an airframe designed to 'teleport' passengers by the simplest means or nearly as simple as making a phone call.

Leading the Teledrone project is Colin Hilton, with 15,000 hours flight experience and over 10,000 command hours on Boeing and Airbus types. He is a qualified trainer participating in flight safety programs. His previous designs attracted the interest of the British Technology Group and demonstrated to Margaret Thatcher’s minister of technology beside the National Physical Laboratory.

He works with an accountant, electrical engineer, IP associate and executive director to steer the development of this simplest embodiment of the outline and the prototype will be beta-tested as a ground-effect vehicle for reconnaissance, minefield maneuver and ‘over-water’ leisure market.

The Teledrone Mark VI subscale demonstrator is the basis for the future development for kit sales for the U.S. market under the Ultralight aircraft or U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 103. For the production model, the pilot will stand the entire time during flights and use fly-by-wire controls . The demonstrator has four propellers, four electric motors and has battery packs. The propellers are attached to a square frame located above the opened framed metal fuselage. The eVTOL demonstrator weighs 13 kg (29 lb) and has four fixed horizontal tubes for its landing gear.

Mark VI subscale demonstrator (without the propeller assembly)

Mark VI subscale demonstrator (without the propeller assembly)


  • Aircraft type: eVTOL subscale demonstrator
  • Piloting: Remote control
  • Capacity: Load to simulate a person
  • Maximum speed: 92 km/h (57 mph)
  • Empty weight: 13 kg (29 lb)
  • Propellers: 4 propellers
  • Electric Motors: 4 electric motors
  • Power source: Battery packs
  • Fuselage: Metal open framed fuselage
  • Cockpit: Open cockpit
  • Landing gear: 4 horizontal landing legs