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 440lbs. Flyter is currently still looking for investors to develop a full-scale prototype.
Stage of Development
Aircraft Type: Winged VTOL
Powerplant: All-Electric and Hybrid-electric versions are in development
Range: 560 miles
Top Speed: 155 mph
Propeller Configuration: 8 underwing propellers and 1 tail-mounted pusher propeller
Passenger/Payload Capacity: Two passengers or up to 440 lbs payload
Autonomy Level: Pilot, Autonomous Capable
Wingspan/Dimensions: Length 20.5 feet, Wingspan 23 feet, Height 8.7 feet
Our Take on Flyter
Flyter's technology has made rapid progression considering the company has only existed since 2018 and has already released two versions of its eVTOL designs. The company has disclosed they are flexible to provide a propulsion platform that caters to market demand ranging from a traditional combustion engine to a fully electric platform. Although videos have been available since 2019 showing prototype build progress, the company admits it will require iterations upon its vehicle to optimize efficiency and reach a conclusion on the most suitable powerplant given the missions for which it is designed. However, Flyter has not made any new press releases since October of 2019.