Jetoptera Personal Drone


Quick Summary

The Jetoptera Personal Drone is being designed and manufactured with patented "Fluidic Propulsion" according to the flying car maker. Jetoptera is creating an entire range of drones/flying cars, ranging from small enough to be held in a human's hand to large enough to carry a person.



Jetoptera, an Edmonds, WA, USA company.







Stage of Development

Preliminary Design


Prototype Build

Flight Testing

Certification

Commercially Operating
Technical Details

While there are no technical details released for the full-scale Jetoptera 2000, there are for the smaller Jetoptera 55 version:

Jetoptera 55
Part 107 sUAS Performance

Max Total Weight: 55 lbs

Payload Capacity: 5-15 lbs*

Max Alt: 400 feet AGL (geo preset)

Max Flight Time: 30 min*

Max. Speed (30 knot headwind): 87 knots

Standard

VTOL + Hovering

2 x P160 Rxi Jetcat turbojets

Futaba Hand Controller

Navigation Lighting/Strobe

Optional

PING-200sr MODE S ADS-B Transponder

UAV Factory Ground Control Station

* 30 min with 5 lbs payload and at max speed

Government Sales Performance

Max Total Weight: 55 lbs

Payload Capacity: 5-15 lbs*

Max Alt: 33000 feet MSL

Max Flight Time: 20-30 min*

Max. Speed (30 knot headwind): 250 knots

Standard

VTOL + Hovering

2 x P160 Rxi Jetcat turbojets

UAV Factory Ground Control Station

Backup Futaba Hand Controller

Navigation Lighting/Strobe

Optional

Conventional or STOL

PING-200sr MODE S ADS-B Transponder

* 20 min with max speed and/or 15 lbs payload

30 min with lower speed and 5 lbs payload



Our Take on Jetoptera


The Jetoptera product line seems to be more firmly established every day, with the company starting small and working their way up the line to more complicated, full scale human carrying devices. Additionally, the company is using their own patented technology for propulsion (Fluidic) that may allow for greater performance gains. Since there are no projected performance statistics on the people-carrying variants of Jetoptera's aircraft, it's hard to say when and where we'll start to see them being tested.