Astro Aerospace Elroy
Astro Aerospace's Elroy is a short distance, all-electric multicopter, powered by 8 independent electric motors each with dual rotors. The Elroy has foreseeable uses in agriculture, recreation, and personal transportation. Having already completed many flight tests, reservations for the Elroy are available on its website.
Astro Aerospace, based in Oxnard, CA
Stage of Development
Aircraft Type: Wingless VTOL
Range: 18 miles
Top Speed: 45 mph
Propeller Configuration: 8 tilting electric motor/propeller pairs
Passenger/Payload Capacity: 1 Pilot + 1 Passenger or 260 lb payload
Autonomy Level: Pilot-Assistance
Our Take on the Astro Elroy
The Astro Elroy has one unique advantage over many other eVTOLs of the same category – it's been flight tested for over a year. This achievement is fantastic for Astro Aeronautics, but the next hurdle - the regulatory one - is looming in front of the company. If Astro can successfully navigate a path to certification with the FAA, then the Elroy has a great chance of becoming a profitable endeavor. Notably, Astro is already public on the U.S stock market with the ticker 'ASDN', and reservations for the aircraft are available through its website. Since posting several videos in 2018 of the prototype's flight tests, not much news has recently come from Astro.