This One-Person eVTOL is ready to take you anywhere.
Advanced air mobility start-up NeXt has introduced an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (evTOL) personal air vehicle. NeXt is seeking an investment partner for funding iFLY which has undergone extensive successful proof-of-concept flight testing and has recently been awarded a United States Patent.
NeXt Unveils iFLY eVTOL Personal Air Vehicle
If you ask anyone what superpower they wish they had, the ability to fly ranks right up there at the top of the list and it’s one of the oldest and most enduring human aspirations. iFLY takes flying to new heights by making it simple and safe for everyone.
The flying vehicle engages users with a powerful and intuitive mobile companion app. Users simply tap a map to select a destination landing site using the touchscreen on their iOS or Android mobile device which provides instructions to iFLY for a seamless and enjoyable autonomous flight experience to a destination without the need for pilot interaction in the traditional sense of conventional airplanes.
iFLY has eight propellers guarded in protective safety enclosures, eight electric motors that run on batteries and a comfortable passenger compartment. NeXt is currently exploring the possibility to qualify iFLY initially as a Powered Ultralight by the FAA so that no pilot’s license will be required to fly.
iFLY provides a unique combination of high stability, high agility and destination flexibility with a powerful set of integrated safety features including advanced redundant flight control systems which control the speed of the electric motors to change the overall speed and direction of flight.
The new vehicle calculates wind speed, altitude and the energy required to safely fly to and from a destination and automatically returns home or lands in a safe area, if necessary, in the event the battery approaches a minimum acceptable safe power level.
The VTOL will also be provided with a ballistic parachute that automatically deploys in the event of an emergency.
In not so distant future iFly will become reality, if the company manages to find investors.