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.
Stage of Development
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
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.
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