Swedish startup Jetson has released a new video of its Jetson ONE personal eVTOL flying over water. The aircraft comes as a kit for home-building and doesn’t require a pilot’s license to operate.
Tomasz Patan, co-founder and chief technology officer of Jetson, previously told eVTOL.com that the company is focused on “showing people how profoundly fun and exciting it is to fly.”
“We hope Jetson ONE plays a role in changing public opinion on eVTOL,” Patan said in a recent press release. “We bridge the gap between sci-fi and reality and most importantly, we do not show renderings — we have a working product.”
Constructed of a rigid aluminum spaceframe with eight electric motors, the Jetson ONE has an endurance of around 20 minutes, and a software-limited top speed of 102 kilometers per hour (63 miles per hour). It runs on a high discharge lithium-ion battery and can carry a pilot’s weight of 210 pounds (95 kilograms).
Since the aircraft's official launch in October 2021, Jetson has sold out its entire 2022 production — the first exclusive buyers are expected to receive their Jetson ONE this fall. The company said another 242 units have been sold for 2023 delivery, with more than 3,000 purchase requests during the same period.