Vertical take-off and landing for short runway or urban landing situations.
Within 2 years, the Cavorite X5 hybrid eVTOL prototype by Canadian startup Horizon Aircraft will be flying and making history. Using intelligent design principles to reduce technical risk, as well as integrating sub-systems already extensively tested, the Cavorite X5 project is on track, says Horizon Aircraft.
With advances in both electric motor and battery technology, available power densities are now unlocking the future for a cleaner aerospace industry. A flying 1:6 scale test prototype with gull-wing doors is currently in development at Horizon Aircraft, while the full-scale prototype design is 40% complete. The company is focused on detailed integration of hybrid electric power system and the supply chain for components.
Powered by an advanced electric motor coupled with a high efficiency gas engine, and designed around system redundancy and safety, the X5 is the future of regional and urban transportation.
With a 500 km range and a patent-pending fan-in-wing design, Cavorite X5 hybrid eVTOL flyes 350 km/h and has 5 passenger capacity. Lose one lift fan? No problem. Experience a failure with the main drive motor in flight? You have a built-in backup. The range-extender motor will carry you to safety.