Skycar® 200

Two passenger electric/ethanol hybrid VTOL aircraft

Skycar® 200

Originally conceived with military applications in mind, the Skycar® 200 is a lightweight, 2-passenger VTOL aircraft now targeted for local commuter markets. Capable of speeds up to 240 mph, the Skycar® 200 design incorporates multiple redundant systems, multiple safety features, and its Flight Control System (FCS) virtually eliminates the complexities of flying. Even a novice operator can master the skills needed to maintain precise control over the aircraft.

In the future, passengers will not be required to fly the aircraft, as the Skycar® will be an autonomous aircraft utilizing advanced onboard environment scanning and precise positioning systems, the highway-in-the-sky (HITS) and automated air traffic control in order to fly between destinations and avoid other air-traffic.

Skycar® 200 Targeted Performance

VTOL Configuration        Two fixed thrust nacelles with one Rotapower engine and one electric motor per nacelle and two lift ducts with two electric motors each
Seating        Tandem
Emergency Airframe Parachutes        Yes
Fuel Type        Ethanol
Dimensions (L x W x H) – Stowed footprint        14' x 8.5' x 6' - 1192
Gross Weight        1,320 lbs
Net Payload        400 lbs
Continuous Engine Power (Total)        170 hp
Electrical Motor Power (90 seconds)        85 hp per motor
Emergency Electrical Motor Power (30 seconds)        145 hp per motor
Component Articulation Required        Folding Wings
Maximum Speed (Sea Level)        242 mph
Cruise Speed (Sea Level @ 65% power)        205 mph
Time – Parachute Safe (50 mph @ 200 ft)        11.3 seconds
Time to Transition (0-131 mph)        16.2 seconds
Maximum Endurance (Sea Level @ 131 mph)        3.7 hours
Rate of climb (sea level)        1,816 fpm
Time to climb (10,000 ft)        3.8 minutes
Roadability (On improved roads)        ~ 30 mph
Range with 2 passengers @ 122 mph (42 mpg)        434 miles
Fuel Consumption (Sea Level @ Cruise)        7.37 gallons per hour