|Skycar 200 Specifications|
|Two fixed thrust nacelles with one engine and one electric motor per nacelle and a single lift duct with two electric motors|
|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||Wing tips fold|
|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)
|Fuel Consumption (Sea Level @ Cruise)||7.37 gallons per hour|
The Skycar’s design incorporates multiple redundancies and safety features and its Flight Control System (FCS) virtually eliminates the complexities of flying, ensuring that even a novice operator can master the skills needed to maintain precise control over the aircraft.
Originally conceived with military applications in mind, the general aviation Skycar 200 is a light weight, 2-passenger VTOL aircraft capable of flight speeds of approximately 240 mph.
Paul checks out the cockpit of the Skycar 200 during a recent photo shoot.