Welcome to urban avia !
they made it with 6 they made it with 4
Bell Nexus Airbus airtaxi
Jetcopter made it with 2
USA patent , publication US-2019-0016453-A1
New technology urban VTOL aircraft with automotive hybrid motors , 1000 km flying distance
flying distance : 1000 km ( 620 miles )
speed : > 300 km/h ( 186 mph )
max take off weight : 2000 kg ( 4400 pounds )
motors : 2 x 500 KW automotive hybrid
capacity : 5 seats
propulsion : 2 counter rotating 200 cm air turbines
safety : 2 parachutes
Why Jetcopter will be more efficient VTOL ?
JETcopter will be able to use air lifting power , helicopter not .
2 x 450 hp automotive with duplicated fuel ,
cooling , power supply systems .
Reliable and less mechanically complex
no swash plates , no cyclic , no hydraulics , no clutch .
Take off : helicopter mode or plane mode
fly as plane
will be able to land at auto parking ,
will be able to maneuver safe between cars
powered by reliable automotive motors ,
may not need helicopter pilot licence
much easier to pilot
Production costs ( compared with 6 place helicopter ) :
rotors - 70 % cheaper
carbon fiber fuselage - 50 % cheaper
motors - 90 % cheaper
predicted 60-70 % lower than helicopter
equipped with 2 parachute life saving system
fuselage all made from carbon fiber
Tilt wings with 4 vectoring nozzles