Flight isn’t about following tradition. It should inspire you. It should bring you surprising, beautiful experiences and a feeling of freedom.
Free of runways: Wherever you decide to go, just keep enjoying the journey while the flight computer of this recreational eVTOL from Canada handles the controls.
Watfly’s Atlas proprietary award-winning electric ducted fans (EDF) recognize no limits. Four rotors, as quiet as 87 dBA from 15 meters away, powered by a wing integrated battery pack will provide up to 60 minutes of thrill-filled flight. There is no sportier way of achieving that feeling of perfect freedom, says Canadian company WatFly. The flying vehicle can reach speeds of 125 mph (201 kph) and carry a total payload of 250 pounds (113 kg).
Turns out you can have it all: Intended for recreational use, Atlas is supposed to be marketed from 2021 with a price tag of $150,000..
“Atlas is certified as an Ultralight Air Vehicle, meaning you do not need a pilot license to fly it, just our tailored training course. Atlas can also take-off and land vertically, meaning you do not need runways, just final destinations,” explained WatFly’s team.
“WatFly says the “tailored” training course they’re offering should be enough to get you in the air and back down again in complete safety. This and the collision-avoidance systems on board, of course,” commented autoevolution.com.
Atlas’ strong, stiff carbon fibre structure combines with our active cabin gimbal suspension for true comfort. There’s also ample leg room and a rear storage area. So your luggage – from golf clubs, to skis or snowboards – simply fit. While inside the cabin there’s more than 180-degrees of breathtaking visibility thanks to the canopy wraparound.
“The single-seat machine is a 4-rotor manned multicopter design, in which all four of its ducted rotors are inline along a single wing. Oriented vertically for takeoff and landing, they pivot horizontally for the actual flight. And so that the pilot does not undergo configuration changes, the cabin is connected by a gimbal system that allows him to keep his sitting position independently of that of the wing,” wrote inceptivemind.com.