Meet our first personal flying vehicle. Flyer is 100% electric and the first step to make flying a part of everyday life.Kitty Hawk Corporation Revealed the production version of its single-seat Flyer — an electric-powered 10-rotor vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
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The Flyer’s primary goal is to be a recreational vehicle that just about anyone can learn to fly. As detailed on the craft’s spec page, It’s lifted by 10 electrically-driven props. The Flyer has large pontoons in lieu of traditional landing gear, as Kitty Hawk recommends it be flown over water.
In the interest of safety, top speed of the vehicle has been limited to 20 miles per hour, and altitude caps out at 10 feet. At max speed, it is able to fly 12 to 20 minutes before needing to come in for a recharge.
The all-electric Flyer aircraft is undergoing public testing and is now available for pre-order. Operators don’t require a pilot’s license, but do need to undergo a one-hour training course to fly the aircraft, controlled by a joystick in the cockpit.