Airspeeder Unveils eVTOL Racing Pilots

Aerial Formula One Racing style company Airspeeder announced their first eVTOL racing pilots which will participate in the EXA racing series, supported by Telstra & AWS on Tuesday. The announcement came after a historic drag race. The competitors were drawn from backgrounds as broad as elite motor racing and drone racing:  Emily Duggan joins as …

Airspeeder’s Drag Race in Australia

Airspeeder, the company famous for developing ‘flying race cars’ that are single-seater quadcopters inspired by Formula One vehicles, has released footage of two of its prototype aircraft in a remotely piloted drag race. The flight demonstrated the competitive capabilities of these lightweight aircraft, and gave the world a sampling what full-scale Airspeeder races will soon …

Airspeeder Initial Flying Car Races Set For Later This Year

As it nears ever closer to developing the electric flying car races of the future, Airspeeder has announced that unmanned races of its MK3 prototype vehicle will take place later this year. For several years, Airspeeder has had a vision for creating the ‘Formula 1 of the skies’; seeking to create a high-performance eVTOL aircraft …

Airspeeder Adds to its Technical and Engineering Leadership Teams

Airspeeder has added to its leadership expertise with four key hires in its technical and engineering teams. Airspeeder is the first purpose built eVTOL for racing with its developmental prototype, the Airspeeder Mk3. Races are expected to begin later this year. Judith Griggs joins as the Global Rights Acquisition and Management Lead and brings 27 …

Airspeeder MK3: World’s First Electric Flying Racing Car

Alauda has unveiled the Airspeeder MK3, a full-sized remotely-operated electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for racing. The first of its kind, the MK3 is set to be showcased in an upcoming racing series that will serve as a technical test-bed and “feeder series” to the manned series in 2022. Currently, a full …

A Trade Study in Endurance and Performance: Airspeeder’s Battery Configuration

In many cases, the degree of quality for battery performance in aviation equates to endurance: how long a given energy source can power an aircraft. In the aerial mobility industry, a large amount of focus is being directed towards increasing endurance times for energy sources, often by maximizing the efficiency of energy use per unit …

Airspeeder Powers Up its eVTOL Air Racer

Australian startup Airspeeder has been working on building an eVTOL ‘flying race car’ for several years. Now, after gaining many rounds of funding, several partnerships, and constructing multiple prototypes, the company is nearing completion of its full-scale air racer. The completed ‘Alauda MK4’ will be a single-seater, lightweight, manned racing aircraft capable of flying at …

Airspeeder Partners with Cyber Protection Firm Acronis

Airspeeder, an Australian startup that makes a single-seater racing quadcopter, has officially partnered with leading cyber protection firm Acronis for both technical and commercial support in upcoming air races. Airspeeder, founded by entrepreneur Matt Pearson, has the vision of creating the world’s first electric flying car racing series using its MK4 racers. The company has been working …

Alauda Plans to Race Two Airspeeder Flying Cars in South Australia

The race will demonstrate the latest advancements in the Airspeeder’s hovering and maneuvering technology, and hopefully boost tourism to Coober Pedy, which has seen visitor numbers plunge during the COVID-19 pandemic. To many it may sound futuristic, but international startup Alauda Racing says it will host a full-scale flying car race in remote South Australia before …

Alauda Airspeeder Flies at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Alauda Airspeeder is a single seater recreational eVTOL that can fly at speeds up to 124mph. On July 4th, an unmanned prototype of the speeder took to the skies at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, UK. Watch the Alauda video here. The vision of start-up Alauda Racing is to build “a world-beating …

Skylys Airspeeder

Quick SummaryAirspeeder AO is the first 100% electric and amphibious motorized vehicle without any visible engine system or propellers. The prototype has been conceived and handmade by the team of 20 PhDs, engineers and industrial designers from all over the world – France, Canada, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Dubai and the US. The company unveiled its …

Alauda Airspeeder

Quick SummaryThe Alauda Airspeeder is a small single seater eVTOL designed for racing. According to founder Matt Pearson, the vehicle is a cross between an F1 car and a racing drone. The Airspeeder can fly up to 124mph, and will be used in Alauda’s Flying Car Grand Prix Racing series. The date for the initial …

Bellwether Releases First Flight Test Footage of Volar eVTOL

London-based aerospace startup Bellwether Industries has released footage of the first untethered flight of their Volar eVTOL. Previously having conducted several prototype flight tests, this is the first publicly available footage of the stylized eVTOL aircraft in motion. Development of the Volar is still in the prototype stage, with the prototype being named “Antelope”. Bellwether …

Eviation’s ‘Alice’ Prepares for its First Test Flight

Eviation, one of the foremost developers of upcoming regional electric aircraft, has released videos and photos of the nearly-finalized, full-scale prototype of its ‘Alice’ aircraft on the runway in a practice taxi. The all-electric aircraft will be able to seat 9-passengers and travel up to 440 nautical miles on a single  charge. Eviation first showcased …

uAvionix Begins Flight Testing of its BVLOS C-band Radio

Last month, uAvionix announced the successful completion of the first series of flights with its newly developed SkyLink Control & Non-Payload Communications (CNPC) C-band radio, intended to meet the needs of safety-critical & BVLOS (Beyond Line-of-Sight Operations) missions as well as of operators and manufacturers with airframe certification in mind. The flight tests were conducted …