The iFly is a single-person octacopter that drives two propellers at the end of its carbon arms that share a common axis. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the way the oblique arms are mounted on it, which has four beams at the bottom and two at the top, which give it an unstable appearance. Of course, there is no clear reason why such a plan can not fly because it is a basic design with some additions and additives that probably due to current technologies in the construction of the battery can not fly fast or go to distant places, but Its advent promotes the idea that people could soon own a vertical electric flying bird.
ifly electric single flight
Purchasing a new aircraft for commercial use is a big and difficult task and requires an investment of perhaps billions of dollars to build a fleet, and anyone who does this must use them constantly to make ends meet. Move as many passengers as possible. Now the question arises whether it is possible to buy vertical flying birds such as Joby or Lilium for personal use?
The answer is yes but it can not be on the list of priorities because The parking lot is rotated and the manufacturer has considered two wheels under it so that it can be placed in garage spaces, that is, a place where it can be charged and kept safe from snow and rain.
It also does not require a pilot’s license to register as an ultralight bird. On the other hand, it weighs less than 115 kg and has a maximum speed of 102 km per hour.
Of course, it is not possible to fly over densely populated areas and its flight radius is limited because according to the current regulations of the US Aviation Administration Aircraft batteries are considered as part of the fuselage. In view of the above, this aircraft should be viewed as a bird with which only one person can fly a distance of several kilometers in private.
If someone lives next to a deep valley and has to cross it to get to work, this aircraft can be the most suitable option.
At this stage, the manufacturer is looking for investment to realize this project and so far has managed to fly with a prototype at the scale of one third of the actual size.
- Aircraft type: Single passenger eVTOL designed for UAM
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: 1
- Range: Unknown
- Flight Time: Unknown
- Propellers: 8 propellers
- Electric Motors: 8 electric motors
- Power source: Electric batteries
- Cockpit: Single passenger closed cockpit
- Landing gear: Three fixed legs