Airspace MOBi One


Quick Summary

The Airspace MOBi One is targeted for deployment in 2025 and should match the cost of an UberX Ride at that point. The MOBi One features a variable angle of attack wing that has 6 rotors mounted on it for propulsion, in addition to a seventh rotor on the empennage of the VTOL.



ASX (AirspaceX)






Stage of Development

Preliminary Design


Prototype Build

Flight Testing

Certification

Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Range: 65 Miles (300 Wh / kg LiPo)
Cruise Speed: 150 mph
Max Velocity: 402 km/h / 250 mph
Payload: 4 Passengers / 1,110 LBS
Flight Control: Piloted and Autonomous

Propulsion System: Distributed Electric
Takeoff/Landing:  Vertical
Applicaitons: Passenger / Cargo / MED-EVAC / CAS-EVAC / Tactical ISR / Research
Safety: Failure-tolerant / Ballistic Recovery System (BRS) / Airbags
V2V / V2X DSRC: 360 Proximity Sensing

Clean Electric
 
Efficient
10x more efficient due to fixed wing and distributed electric motors
 
Connected
Features broad band connectivity for high speed internet access, and V2X collision avoidance and safety messaging.
 
Quiet
Electric motors with low-noise, low-tip speed prop-rotors
 
Eco-Friendly
All electric, zero operational emissions with fuel cell range extension



Our Take on the MOBi One


AirspaceX has a solid design lined up for their MOBi One, and a follow up MOBi 2025 concept that integrates with "pods" that are picked up and dropped off by the flight system of the eVTOL. The MOBi One closely resembles the Dufour Aerospace aEro2 in appearance. No planned flight tests have been announced at this time, but the company's goal of achieving market deployment by 2025 means that their development plan must be fairly ambitious and fast-paced.