DaVinci ZeroG

Quick Summary

The DaVinci ZeroG is a personal hover bike that will eventually be converted to a wingless eVTOL by 2023. DaVinci was a contestant in Boeing's GoFly Competition and aspires to manufacture and operate a massive network of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that riders can hail on their phones.


Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: Hoverbike / Wingless VTOL

Powerplant: All-Electric

Range: 31 miles

Top Speed: ~44 mph

Propeller Configuration: 6 pairs of counter-rotating propellers

Passenger/Payload Capacity: Single Passenger

Autonomy Level: Piloted

Dimensions: 8.25 ft (diagonal)

Other Information: 

Operational Design:
Weight (Battery & Propellers Included): 120 lb, 55 kg

Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded):5.25 ft, 1.6 m

Maximum Speed: 38 kt 70 kph

Maximum Pilot Weight: 176 lb 80 kg

Maximum Flight Time (Approximate): 20 minutes

Propeller Size: 32″x10″, 81 x 25 cm

Charging Time: 90 minutes

Battery Capacity: 352000 mAh

Battery Voltage: 50.4 V

Battery Type: LiPo 12S

Battery Energy: 8,870 Wh

Battery Weight: 32 kg 70.5 lbs

Charging Temperature Range: 5° to 40°C, 41° to 104°F

Maximum Charging Power: 6,000 W

Charger Voltage: 25.2 V

Charger Rated Power: 6,000 W

Our Take on the DaVinci ZeroG

The DaVinci ZeroG has made a number of successful test flights, and is continuing its momentum by establishing an office in Chicago. The company aims to achieve market rollout readiness by 2023, the same timeframe claimed by the UberAIR Initiative. Initially, the company claimed that by 2020 they could have a full-scale functional aircraft that is being tested; however, progress toward the milestone has not been publicized since the flight of its first prototype in 2018.