Rapid progress over the past decade in direct-drive electric motors and efficient motor controllers has resulted in light, powerful, and reliable motors which will provide the propulsion to make the dream of personal electric aircraft a reality.
The latest generation of lithium polymer batteries (Lithium Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide - LiNiCoMnO2) have not just the power density required for vertical take off and landing, but also the energy required to fly a useful distance.
Sensor technologies developed to power consumer electronics like cell phones and the Wii remote give us the sensing capabilities once reserved for rockets all on a PCB the size of a postage stamp.
Redundant systems are at the core of our effort to build robust electric VTOL aircraft capable of transporting you more safely than your automobile.
|Range:||100 mi (160 km)|
|Speed:||100 mph (160 kph)|
|Max. Altitude:||10,000 ft (3,000 m)|
|Wingspan:||37 ft (11 m)|
|Length:||22 ft (7 m)|
|Empty Weight:||300 lbs (135 kg)|
|Pilot Weight:||200 lbs (90 kg)|
|Battery Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|Max. Takeoff Weight:||720 lbs (325 kg)|
|Battery Chemistry:||Lithium NCM|
|Takeoff Power:||72 kW|
|Cruise Power:||12 kW|
|Energy Storage:||17 kWh|