Japan’s Tetra Aviation Single Seat E-Plane Could Go on Sale Next Year

The Tetra Mk-5 is a light personal air vehicle that can weigh up to 90.7 kg. A small cockpit for one pilot is located between the aircraft’s two large wings. There are 16 engines in total on the front and back fenders, each with two vertical takeoff rotors.

The vehicle’s rear propeller can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h, and a 13.5 kWh battery can keep the VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) plane in the air for up to an hour. The equipment is designed in such a way that it can assure a safe landing even if many engines fail. Just in case, the conveyance is equipped with a ballistic parachute.

In a year, new electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles may be ready; in the meantime, you watch how well it flies in California.

Tetra claims to have received many orders for the Mk5 and expects to begin shipping them by the end of 2022. They will be registered as homemade / experimental aircraft in the United States. As a result, clients will require a private pilot certificate to operate them, and the FAA will need to verify and register each aircraft.

A video of a test flight in rural California showing a prototype Mk5 SN2 flying in unmanned mode was also shared by the business. This demonstration, on the other hand, demonstrates the model’s performance and safety for future pilots.

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