SkyCruiser

SkyCruiser is a concept 5-seat hybrid VTOL transformer airplane with road-drive ability.
VTOL - vertical take off and landing - enables a traveler to travel directly from point A to point B,
instead of going from point A to an airport in a car say, then fly from the airport to another airport, and
then drive with a car from the other airport to point B. Rather than spending 3 to 4 hours going from LA to San
Francisco, for example, SkyCruiser takes you directly to your destination, point to point, in just a little over 1 hour.

Airplane Configuration - Fast and efficient forward flight

  • 505 kph / 314 mph cruise
  • 3 l per passenger per 100 km (76 passenger miles per g)
  • Hybrid power: ICU mated to electric grid driving electric motors

 

 

VTOL Configuration - Safe and quiet electric multirotor system

  • 8 independent VTOL rotors
  • Redundancy for extra safety
  • Arms and rotors fold away during switchblade transformation

 

 

Road Drive Configuration - For short trips on land

  • Wheel mounted electric motors, 150 hp total
  • Max speed: 120 kph / 75 mph
  • 0 to 100 kph (0 to 62 mph) in 7 s