Russian startup Flyter was founded in February of 2018. In April 2018, it unveiled its first vehicle concept, the PAC 420–120, a fixed wing VTOL with both electric and hybrid versions. In April 2019, it introduced the 720-200 model, which is larger and capable of a heavier payload. Flyter plans to make both cargo and passenger versions of the 720-200, which is capable of payloads up to 200kg. Flyter is currently looking for investors to develop a full-scale prototype.
Stage of Development
Company Name: Flyter
Headquarters: Moscow, Russia
Founder: Solodovnikov Yuri
Product Name: 720-200
Type of Machine: Cargo and Passenger eVTOL
Capacity: Two passengers or 200kg in cargo payload.
Take-off Weight: 720kg
Altitude: Cruises at 3,000M
Vertical take-off and landing: 8 under-wing lift fans allow for vertical flight.
Horizontal flight: On a single propeller and two fixed-wings.
Speed: 250 km/h
Funding: Flyter is currently seeking Investment to build its first full-scale prototype.
Our Take on Flyter
Flyter's technology is making rapid progression considering the company has only existed for little over a year and has already released two versions of its eVTOL. Flyter's practical approach to eVTOL design and it's unique under-wing propellor design show the company's creativity and potential. Flyter also has an advantage in that is has positioned itself to a niche market. Rather than trying to build another electric urban air taxi, it has chosen to build a hybrid aircraft so it can achieve much higher range, allowing it to connect remote parts of Russia that often have to wait up to 2 weeks for air transport.
Ultimately, Flyter seems to deeply understand the market it is entering into, and has created aircraft that are not a 'pie-in-the-sky' idea, but a practical solution to a real problem.
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