Oct 27, 2022

Wisk Aero Explains How Its New Four-Seat Autonomous eVTOL Air Taxi Will Work

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Autonomous eVTOL developer Wisk Aero recently publicly revealed its new sixth-generation aircraft. The company's unpiloted Generation 6 aircraft is designed to carry passengers up to 90 miles, flying at a cruise speed of 120 knots and an altitude between 2,500 feet and 4,000 feet. The aircraft features 12 propellers, six of which can tilt, which allows the aircraft to take off and land vertically. During cruise, the aircraft transitions to wingborne horizontal flight. Wisk says its batteries will take just 15 minutes to fully recharge.

The California-based company has already flown more than 1,600 test flights with earlier technology demonstrators, mostly with its fifth-generation model called Cora, which Wisk will continue to fly for research and development purposes while working to certify the Gen 6 aircraft. It has not said when it intends to start flying the first examples of its planned production aircraft, and also has not announced a name for it.

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