A two-passenger hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger multicopter aircraft with NASA-proven thrusters for advanced air mobility.
A new mode of personal mobility — The Epiphany™ Transporter — was recently revealed by Applied eVTOL Concepts. The aircraft provides fast, door-to-door, airborne transportation with VTOL capability. In lieu of long, burdensome wings, the compact advanced vehicle configuration vaunts morphing, dual-mode, ducted thrusters enabling it to hover like a helicopter and attain efficient high-speed cruise flight like an airplane. Intended to be simple and safe to operate, the key to its impressive utility and vast potential commercial appeal is its predicted 300-plus-mile-range, 160 mph top speed; and quiet, neighbor-friendly sound (< 55 dB @ 50’). About the size of a Tesla Model ‘S’ automobile, the Epiphany Transporter can accommodate two people and fits into a standard one-car garage with its thrusters folded up. Originally developed under a $5.1 million DARPA grant, the NASA-proven ducted thrusters have undergone over a quarter-century of refinement through full-scale flight testing in wind tunnels and several prototype manned vehicles.
Applied eVTOL Concepts, Newport Beach, CA
Autonomous flying passenger vehicles offer a potentially viable solution to roadway congestion and eVTOLs promise safe, quiet, and environmentally friendly advanced air mobility.
The company is seeking a strategic aerospace-industry partner to expedite the prototype build, testing, and certification.
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