The VRCO NeoXCraft is a four-rotored eVTOL being developed in the UK that targets certification completion in 2020 after a provisional first flight scheduled for 2019.
Stage of Development
Aircraft Type: Roadable VTOL
Range: 75 miles
Top Speed: 210 mph
Propeller Configuration: Four propellers tilt vertically including its entire motor nacelle
Passenger/Payload Capacity: Two-seater, 396 lb payload
Autonomy Level: Pilot-assistance
The VRCO NeoXCraft enables two persons to drive on the road, or fly in the air, depending upon their travel requirements. Flight mode features four ducted rotors that swivel to allow for the craft to accelerate to forward flight, or takeoff and land vertically in smaller confined areas. Additionally, the battery lasts around 60 minutes, according to VRCO. The only other information on the NeoXCraft at this time is that it is slated for a first flight in 2019 and certification in 2020.
Our Take on the NeoXCraft
VRCO features a team of experienced aviators, businessmen, and engineers. Additionally, the company is one of few to have organized a Pilot Academy to train persons to fly their product. Although the 2 person capacity and pilot requirement of the NeoXCraft may limit the aircraft's application as a shared urban air taxi, VRCO is currently marketing its aircraft as a 'hyperluxury supercar of the skies' for private use and ownership. Given this positioning for private sales, VRCO could lead the industry for privately owned roadable VTOLs.