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SureFly Manned Multi-Copter to Fly at Oshkosh
July 5, 2018 - This week, Workhorse Group Inc. announced that its SureFly Multi-Copter will be ready to fly during the July 24 afternoon air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. The flight is in conjunction with AirVenture’s Innovations Day activities throughout the grounds.
“We are thrilled to fly this year at EAA AirVenture after introducing SureFly for the first time at last year’s event,” said Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse Group. “As we work with the FAA through the type certification process, we appreciate the opportunity to publicly demonstrate our exciting progress at The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”
The SureFly is a two-place, hybrid-electric eVTOL multi-copter aircraft developed by Workhorse in Loveland, Ohio. It is designed to carry about 400 pounds of payload approximately 70 miles, at a speed of about 70 mph, day or night. The aircraft uses a fly-by-wire flight control system designed to maintain the flight envelope of the aircraft.
With eight independent motors, each driving its own rotor system, the aircraft has the system redundancy required to land safely should a motor fail. A parachute deploys as the final backup if the aircraft encounters an unsafe situation. The aircraft is quiet, comfortable, and practical.