About two weeks ago, the EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2021 came to an end after seven thrilling days. The event held in the Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin (US) is the world’s biggest aviation celebration and it is home to the latest aircraft innovations, workshops and informative programs related to this field.
During this year’s edition, Japanese startup teTra Aviation presented for the first time the Mk-5 model, a new eVOLT that promises to be the next step of personal aircraft. Quiet, easy to manufacture, safe and zero emissions, the Mk-5 features an electric vertical take-off and landing thanks to 32 vertical rotors and a horizontal thrust at the rear.
Supported by a 13-5 kWh battery, this personal eVOLT can reach 160km/h (100 mph) and it has a range of 160km (or 100 miles). The single-seat Mk-5 can be easily piloted using a joystick and semiautomatic fly-by-wire electrical controls, and you can go from New York City to the Hamptons with no trouble (and no traffic).
It is 8.62 m wide, 6.15 m long, and 2.51 m high, and it is made of aluminum and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP). The Tokyo-based aircraft manufacturing company is currently conducting test flights.
TeTra Aviation’s Mk-5 can already be pre-ordered here and, according to the company, commercial deliveries will start next year. The aircraft will be distributed as a kit plane that can very well be put together at home.