ElectraFly


Quick Summary

The Electrafly eVTOL is a personal flying machine designed by Electrafly based in Utah. The aircraft, which can carry a single passenger, is extremely lightweight, and is powered by a hybrid-electric system that includes both electric propellors and a jet engine. ElectraFly intends for users to fly short distances within urban areas.



ElectraFly, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.







Stage of Development

Preliminary Design


Prototype Build

Flight Testing

Certification

Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Company Name: ElectraFly, founded in 2017.

Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah

Kitty Hawk CEO: John Manning

Product Name: The ElectraFly

Type of Machine: Personal Air Vehicle

Power: 4 electric motors with lift propellors @80lbs thrust each + 1 jet engine for thrust @70lbs. 

Capacity: Single pilot

Altitude: Operates between 500 ft to 5000 ft above the ground.

Vertical take-off and landing: Propellors provide lift and some forward direction, while jet engine provides supplemental forward thrust. 

Range: Initially about 20 miles.

Top Speed: 50mph

Price: $300-$400k

Regulation: Aiming for FAA Part 103 (Ultralight) certification within the next 2-3 years.

Funding: Internally funded, supported by various partners and owners.



Our Take on ElectraFly


Although ElectraFly has not released many details about its aircraft and plans for production, the company has a solid team behind it and an excellent aircraft design. Combining jet propulsion with eVTOL propellors/motors and partially fixed wing flight may give ElectraFly an edge over many other competitors in personal flight solutions. ElectraFly began early in the industry, meaning that within a few years, when personal flight becomes certified and widely accepted, ElectraFly will have a strong position in the emerging market.