The story behind the Jetson ONE

Swedish startup Jetson has released a new video, in partnership with Insta360, explaining how its Jetson ONE personal eVTOL aircraft was born.

“Since I can remember, I was always fascinated by the idea of flight. As a kid, I often stared at the sky for a long time, thinking about the idea of how to get off the ground and just fly freely,” said Tomasz Patan, co-founder and chief technology officer of Jetson, in the video.

Patan previously told that the company is focused on “showing people how profoundly fun and exciting it is to fly.” 

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. 

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