The JETcopter VTOL concept is a 7 seat, counter-rotating blade, dual 400hp automotive engine aircraft that will reportedly be sold for $350,000, JETcopter says. A full prototype will be on display at Aero, Europe's largest aviation trade show, in Germany in April of 2019. A cargo version of the aircraft will be built first and used also for demonstration flights.
Stage of Development
Company Name: JETcopter
Powerplant: 2 400hp automotive engines
Cost (est): $350,000
Arrangement: Two counter-rotating fans
Max Range (est): 620nm
Top Speed: 186 mph
Our Take on the JETcopter VTOL
The announcement of the JETcopter VTOL concept and the intention to display the mock-up at Aero, Europe's largest aviation trade event, indicates that JETcopter is serious about making an established foray into the VTOL space. Their aircraft is currently powered by two 400hp piston automotive engines, but that arrangement could easily change as battery technology advances. Furthermore, the relatively low price of the VTOL means that it will be accessible by a larger array of customers, both private and those who intend to serve as commercial operators. Stay tuned to the publicity and announcements that the company makes at Aero for an indication of future progress.
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