Bartini Flying Car

Quick Summary

The Bartini Flying Car is a member of - a flying taxi incubator company - that plans to develop an eVTOL with four ducted fans that swivel to provide power for vertical takeoff and landing but transition to horizontal for accelerated forward flight.

Bartini, a member of the McFly flying taxi incubator

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Seats: 4
Width over all, m: 4.5
Length over all, m: 5.2
Height over all, m: 1.7
Range, km: †150
Payload, kg: 400
Take off weight, kg: 1100
Lift-to-drag: 4-5
Disc loading, kg/m: 2146
Battery weight, kg: 320
Battery density, Wh/kg: 200 
Battery capacity, kWh: 64 
Power output, kW: 320

Thrusters, pcs x kW: 8 x 40
Altitude above ground,m: 1000
Cruising speed, km/h: 300
Energy used for flight, kWh: 51
— hover (1 min for VTOL): 5.3
— cruise (30 mins): 45.9
Reserve energy, kWh: 13
Energy per 1 km, kWh:0.34
— per 1 km cruise: 0.30
— per 1 min cruise: 1.5

Our Take on Bartini

The Bartini Flying Car is one of the more novel flying car designs incubated by - most notably the decision to use ducted fans combined with a semi-lifting body resulted in a unique configuration. Additionally, the current design has a lift to drag ratio of 4/5 - which is aerodynamically very undesirable (normally an aircraft is designed to have a greater amount of lift than drag). This is most likely due to the configuration of the aircraft, and the lack of either a lifting rotor or some lifting surface, like a wing. Nevertheless, the Bartini Flying Car seems to have support from the McFly incubator, which is an umbrella to more than 10 other flying car manufacturers that plan on creating a network of air taxi hubs that feature shopping malls and other destinations that allow for greater connectivity between densely-trafficked areas.