In 1940, automaker Henry Ford said, "Mark my words: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming." Ford was teased for the statement, but now, decades later, the same technologies that power drones and steer autonomous vehicles could launch "flying cars" from the pages of sci-fi comics to the skies of our cities.
Flyka key features
Extremely safe VTOL
No single point of failure. Decentralization of all modules. No mechanical parts (except bearings).
Even if the model loses 6 out of 22 motor units, it will still continue flying and remain under control.
Extremely low flight cost, $15 per hour.
Model & engine are patented
Two national patents registered. Two international patents and two pending.
Price 2x lower
Than competitors. Due to the cluster approach, we use common components, 20 times cheaper than highly-priced aviation standard parts.
Independent motor units contain a controller, an engine, and a power source.
Modern aircrafts are developed for ways to increase the reliability of components. This causes the cost of apparatuses increase.
Safety and security, economics, transportation demand, regulation, public acceptance are key dependencies for the market to become viable.
We achieve security through multiple redundancy (distributed architecture like a blockchain) and automation of the aircraft. This new approach allows us to obtain the highest reliability at a much lower price, creating a competitive advantage.
1 - 1000 m
First models have taken off, though it is still far from mass adoption. 100 projects globally, $500M invested.
Sub-scale prototype is flying
Flyka technical specifications:
Seats: 1 or 2 Dimensions, decomposed, WLH: 2,7x3,3x1,6 meters Dimensions, folded, WLH: 0,94x3,3x1,6 meters Range: 75 km (up to 400 km with hydrogen fuel cells) Payload: 130 kg (1 seat) or 240 kg (2 seats) Dry weight: 390 kg (urban, 1 seat); 510 kg (sport or 2 seats) Acceleration to 100 km/h: 6 sec (urban) or 3 sec (sport) Flight hour cost: ~$16 (depends on local energy prices) Full charging: 154 kW (urban) 207 kW (sport) Current charging limit: 86A per battery; 740A total Minimal charging current: 6A at 220 AC or 15A at 110 AC
Entrepreneur with extensive experience in the development of high-tech companies, mentor. Former founder and CEO of Denimax telecom, Ritm-Z.