SureFly Octocoptor: A Hybrid-Electric eVTOL ‘Personal Helicopter’ that looks like a drone

Features:

  • Capacity: 2 occupants, 400 lb (180 kg) max payload
  • Empty weight: 1,100 lb (499 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 2 × 7.5 kWh Lithium Battery Packs for 5 min emergencies
  • Powerplant: 1 × 6,000 RPM gasoline generator, 200 hp (150 kW) ; 8 × electric fixed pitch propeller
  • Full computer and electrical system redundancy
  • Ballistic Parachute
  • Fuselage and props are carbon fiber for durability and light weight
  • 70 mph top speed
  • One hour of flight time available per tank of gasoline
  • Flight ceiling of 4000 feet.
  • Fixed Prop Pitch and no transitional parts (No wings, tail, tilt rotor or tilt wings) for simplicity and safety

Auto Delivery System

Auto Delivery System

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 70 mph (113 km/h; 61 kn)
  • Range: 70 mi (61 nmi; 113 km)
  • Endurance: 1 h
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 ft (1,200 m)

This hybrid aircraft is designed for a short hop application with an estimated 70 mile range. In addition the SureFly packs an on-board fully redundant backup battery system. The four carbon fiber arms fold down providing a small footprint to store inside a standard garage.

A New Personal Flight Experience. Affordable. Easy to Pilot. Safe Design. Only SureFly.

The SureFly, a hybrid-electric helicopter, is admired

The SureFly, a hybrid-electric helicopter, is admired on a helipad at a home in West Los Angeles.


Elliot Bokeno, technical Lead (left) and Justin Jantzen,

Elliot Bokeno, technical Lead (left) and Justin Jantzen, lead test engineer, with the SureFly a hybrid-electric chopper. With Workhorse intending to spin off SureFly into an independent company, valuing it $33 million, SureFly delivery to public is expected by as early as 2020.


SureFly is designed to make a difference in crowded

SureFly is designed to make a difference in crowded cities where commuting is a nightmare. Price: $200,000. Coming as soon as next year. Handout photo provided by Workhorse Group Inc.


The SureFly is a two-place hybrid-electric helicopter

The SureFly is a two-place hybrid-electric helicopter designed for commuter use. It can fly for two hours with up to two people and because it’s quiet, it can work for a personal helipad.

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