LIFT Hexa


Quick Summary

LIFT's Hexa is a short distance single-seater eVTOL designed to work much like shared scooter systems in urban areas do today. Users will be able to fly Hexa between landing ports in urban areas, guided by instructions from a mobile app. Hexa will take off and land autonomously, making the flight experience seamless. LIFT plans on initially launching in 25 U.S citizens, and is already takin pre-sale reservations.



LIFT Aircraft








Stage of Development

Preliminary Design


Prototype Build

Flight Testing

Certification

Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: Wingless VTOL, Intracity

Powerplant: All-electric

Range: 10-15 minutes of flight time

Top Speed: Unknown

Propeller Configuration: 18 independent electric motors and propellers

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 1 pilot

Autonomy Level: Pilot operated, semi-autonomous

Other Information

Empty Weight: 432 lbs



Our Take on Hexa


The idea behind Hexa, according to CEO and Founder Matt Chasen, is to make personal eVTOL flight available to the public sooner rather than later. By recieving its certification as a Powered Ultralight from the FAA, LIFT has made this possible, and is on the track to launching flights in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Seattle Fairly soon. However since the Hexa is smaller aircraft that for now is mainly aimed at recreation, it has a smaller opportunity for scale than the longer term fixed-wing transition air taxis such as the Bell Nexus. While other larger vehicles will be the 'Ubers' of the skies, Hexa will take the market for short-distance transport that shared electric scooters have in many major cities.