SureFly is changing the helicopter industry. Now is the time to discover the affordable, easy-to-pilot, safe answer to personal flight.
4 arms and 8 contra rotating props allow maximum airflow and lift.
Gasoline engine with a battery backup system that allows for 10 minutes of extended flight time.
A fully redundant system where nothing is overlooked.
A ballistic parachute located in the center of the arms allows for emergency landings.
With our tech expertise developing carbon fiber drones and electric battery powered vehicles, we now showcase our two person, 8 rotor helicopter. This hybrid aircraft is designed for a short hop application with an estimated 70 mile range. In addition, the SureFly packs an on-board fully redundant backup battery system. The four carbon fiber arms fold down providing a small footprint to store inside a standard garage.
/ Electric Driven Props: 2 props per arm, contra rotating. Eight motors, each driving a single propeller
/ Piloted Vehicle designed to carry pilot and passenger or pilot and cargo
/ Dry Weight: 1850lbs. Max Takeoff Weight: (MTOW) 2400lbs.
/ Fuel Piston Engine drives dual generators to provide power to prop motors
/ 4x Lithium Battery Packs: 3kWh each, used for emergency landing power (5 minutes) in the event the fuel generator fails
/ Full computer and electrical system redundancy
/ Ballistic Parachute
/ Fuselage and props are carbon fiber for durability and light weight
/ 75 Knots top speed
/ Max flight time 2.5 hrs
/ Flight ceiling of 5,000 feet.
/ Fixed Prop Pitch and no transitional parts (No wings, tail, tilt rotor or tilt wings) for simplicity and safety
A New Personal Flight Experience
"The SureFly team has been working closely with the FAA throughout the development process and is currently carrying out manned test flights under FAA Experimental Certification."
In June 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepted Workhorse´s application for Type Certification, an important step forward, as the SureFly design appears to be the first hybrid-electric VTOL multi-copter to reach this important milestone with the FAA.
"It’s designed to be less expensive, safer, and easier to fly than a helicopter."
“The reason that everyone doesn’t currently have a helicopter in their garage is because of those three issues. We think that if you can have something moderately priced, easy enough that anyone can fly, and that people will feel safe in, there are tons of applications. It could be a farmer checking on his cattle; it could be an emergency responder able to get to the scene of an accident faster than a road ambulance; it could be military, an air taxi, or just someone wanting to avoid traffic in the city. There are a lot of uses for a short-hop electric flying machine.”
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