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Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2

Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2


FlyKart 2
Trek Aerospace
Folsom, California, USA

Founded in 1999, Trek Aerospace, Inc. is a small engineering company based in Folsom, California, USA. The company has designed and made multiple vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft including its exoskeleton jetpacks using shrouded propellers in the airframe design. The company has also designed and made watercraft. Trek Aerospace also assists companies in the design, fabrication, and licensing of projects involving shrouded propellers and/or autonomous control systems.

The company states their core technology has the highest thrust to hp/kw in the industry. This allows their aircraft to carry a lot of weight in a smaller footprint. Trek’s shrouded props require less power, use fewer batteries than other battery powered aircraft, have a greater payload and have a farther range.

FlyKart 2 is a single-seat, open-cockpit, 10-rotor, ducted fan, electrically-powered, eVTOL (all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft. Trek Aerospace has entered the GoFly Prize competition.

Four iterations of the craft were built for the competition, referred to as the FlyKart 2.1-2.4. All iterations use ducted fan propellers: a staple of Trek Aerospace's designs. As the aircraft matured, it experienced an increase in power and massive reduction in empty and airframe weight. This is due both to the reduction of ducts on the aircraft and the replacement of aluminum components with those made of carbon fiber. The FlyKart 2 also utilizes shrouded propellers, which reduces the noise generated by the craft while increasing pilot safety and thrust generated.

On March 26, 2019 GoFly Prize announced that Trek Aerospace completed Phase II of the GoFly challenge and will receive $50,000.00 USD in prizes. While the team had planned to participate in the February 2020 GoFly Fly Off, an electronic speed controller fire rendered FlyKart 2.3 inoperable. The team was still present at Moffet Field with the FlyKart 2.4.


  • Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft
  • Cruise speed: 83 km/h (52 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 102 km/h (63 mph)
  • Flight time: 30+ minutes
  • Width: 2 m (6-1/2 ft)
  • Length: 1.95 m (6.2 ft)
  • Height: 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
  • Propellers: 12 propellers
  • Electric motors: 12 electric motors (5.6- kW)
  • Power source: 9.6 kWh battery packs
  • Cockpit: Open cockpit
  • Landing gear: Fixed quadricycle wheeled landing gear
  • Safety Features: Redundant propulsion/battery/auto-pilot, screened propellers, 4-point safety harness