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Helicopter Has Been Reinvented – Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft

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Helicopter Has Been Reinvented - Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft

SureFly is a personal helicopter/VTOL aircraft designed for safe and easy flight. Made its international debut at Paris Air Show, and will launch in 2019. The aircraft it is currently available to pre-order at the price $200,000.

Helicopter Has Been Reinvented - Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft

The Surefly it’s powered by eight independent motors that drive large carbon fiber propellers, all run on a gasoline engine. For emergencies, there is also a backup battery and a ballistic parachute if something fails. Has a range of 70 miles and a running time of 1 hour.

Helicopter Has Been Reinvented - Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft

This helicopter can transport up to 400 pounds and could just be the next vehicle for taxi drivers, urban commuters, emergency responders or can be used even in precision agriculture because the SureFly can quickly fly over acres of crops as needed.

Helicopter Has Been Reinvented - Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft

The controls are relatively simple for an aircraft because is a single joystick and other buttons control the altitude while the speed is automatically controlled by the computer.
Since it requires a human hand at the controls, the operator still needs a pilot’s license. Because it is classified as a light-sport craft, the operator needs only 20 hours of training to fly this helicopter.

Helicopter Has Been Reinvented - Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft

“It’s designed to be a short-hop machine – if you can fly a drone, you should be able to fly this,” said Steven Burns, chief executive of the Loveland, Ohio, Company.

Helicopter Has Been Reinvented - Workhorse SureFly Personal Aircraft
Source: Workhorse