Wingless (Multicopter)

  • Kiwigogo T-One one passenger multicopter, China.

    Kiwigogo T-One

    Kiwigogo T-OneKiwigogoQingdao City, Shandong Province, Chinawww.kiwigogo.com

    Entrepreneur Wang Tan, from China, has designed and created an award winning electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) single passenger multicopter for personal and commercial use. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 72 km/h (45 mph) and a range of 30 km (18.5 miles) or 30...

  • SkyDrive SD-XX eVTOL prototype aircraft and ground vehicle, Japan.

    SkyDrive SD-XX

    SD-XXSkyDriveShinjuku, Tokyo, Japanwww.skydrive2020.com

    Founded in July 2018, SkyDrive is and eVTOL company based in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Fukuzawa is the chief executive officer and Nobuo Kishi is the chief technology officer. (All photos SkyDrive credit.)

    The idea of making a flying car first started...

  • Applied VTOL Concepts Epiphany Flying Carpet hybrid-electric VTOL two passenger aircraft, Newport Beach, California, USA. May 20, 2020.

    Applied VTOL Concepts Epiphany FLYING CARpet

    Epiphany FLYING CARpet Applied VTOL ConceptsNewport Beach, California, USAwww.epiphanyflyingcarpet.com

    Applied VTOL Concepts, based in Newport Beach, California, announced on May 20, 2020 that the company has designed a two-passenger hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for personal air travel.

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  • B-Technology Beccarii hybrid-electric VTOL flying car, Poland.

    B-Technology Beccarii

    BeccariiB-Technology Sp. z o.o.Jasionka, Polandwww.beccarii.com

    B-Technology was founded by Witold Mielniczek, Dawid Smolka and Vadym Melnyk in Poland. The company says it has made the first hybrid-electric all terrain ground and flying VTOL vehicle called the Beccarii. The company has international patents on its vehicle's design. (All photos used with...

  • Innowings Aerospace PKOK eVTOL top view, Canada.

    Innowings Aerospace PKOK

    PKOKInnowings Aerospace Inc.Ottawa, Ontario, Canadawww.innowings.ca

    In 2018, Pathipan Sivarasa formed the company Innowings Aerospace Inc. with a multinational group of engineers and innovators from Australia, Botswana, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The company's headquarters is located in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8-SR first public appearance at the Singapore Airshow February 2020. Photo by Tim Robinson, used with permission.

    Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8-SR

    Crimson S8-SRNEO Aeronautics Pte LtdSingapore, Singaporewww.neo-aeronautics.com

    NEO Aeronautics, founded by Neo Kok Beng, is a innovation-driven technology company with a vision to empower individuals and communities for personal urban mobility. The company invested just over $145,000.00 USD into the development of the Crimson S8 vertical takeoff and landing...

  • Drone Champions Big Drone eVTOL aerobatic aircraft in flight, February, 2020, Germany.

    Drone Champions Big Drone

    Big Drone Drone Champions AGRuggell, Liechtensteinwww.dcl.aero

    Drone Champions AG was found by Herbert Weirather and has a virtual reality drone flying game company as well as sponsoring live races with real uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Weirather decided to invent a one passenger crewed aerobatic drone to create a brand new racing experience for...

  • Astro Alta autonomous med-evac eVTOL pod, March 26, 2020, USA.

    Astro Aerospace Alta

    AltaAstro Aerospace Ltd.Lewisville, Texas, USAwww.flyastro.com

    Astro Aerospace's business objective is to create and sell electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that are safe, reliable, efficient, accessible, affordable, user-friendly and autonomous.

    After creating and flying the Astro...

  • VolocVolocopter Volodrone eVTOL uncrewed cargo drone, 2019, Germany.opter Volodrone eVTOL cargo uncrewed drone, 2019, Germany.

    Volocopter VoloDrone

    VoloDroneVolocopter GmbHBruschal, Germanywww.volocopter.com

    Founded in 2011 by Stephan Wolf and Alexander Zosel, Volocopter has in offices in Germany and Singapore. As of January 2020, the company has raised a total of 85 million Euro in equity. Volocopter‘s investors include Daimler, Geely, Intel Capital, Micron, BtoV, and Manta Ray Ventures.

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  • LIFT Hexa Update

    On Dec. 11, LIFT Aircraft provided a status update of their Hexa multicopter. The company has now built and tested three working prototypes to inform key design improvements for production. These include a stronger and lighter airframe; more reliable, efficient and quiet field-oriented control (FOC) motor controllers; a redesigned landing gear (from quad to hex) for greater balance and stability; and the addition of a fourth...