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AUVSI 2019: Electrafly’s flying machine ready to test

2nd May 2019 - 17:56 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Chicago

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Whilst OEMs are developing pilotless technology demonstrators for the urban air mobility (UAM) market, one start-up, Electrafly is exploring the art of the possible with a personal flying machine (PFM).

It is an all-electric system, made from composite materials, and comprises of four wings with a 14ft wing span and is able to carry a person exceeding more than 55lb (25kg). A further design specification has outlined a 200lb weight to travel a distance of 20 miles.

Electrafly has developed three models. The first was used to get the technology off the ground in a proving flight, the second was

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Helen Haxell

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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