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Airbikes, Hexcopters, and Rotorcraft: The Future of Personal Flying Machines

Boeing's personal aircraft competition announces 10 prototype flying machines.

ERA Aviabike is a tilt rotor aerial vehicle type that combines VTOL capabilities of helicopter with range and speed of fixed-wing aircraft.
Students and faculty at Penn State University Aerospace Engineering designed Blue Sparrow to be scalable, robust, safe, and fun to fly.
HummingBuzz utilizes a fully electric, ducted coaxial rotor configuration, with the fuselage on top, in the shape of a motorcycle.
Leap, a team from the United Kingdom, designed a five-rotor airbike.
The Mamba, designed by a US-based team, is a hexcopter with shrouded rotors and a tilting empennage.
The Pegasus, designed by Scoop in the United States, is a Y6 tilt rotor with a wing and a hybrid powertrain with a cruise speed of 70 knots.
This device, designed by Silverwing from the Netherlands, is a canard-wing configuration around a person in motorcycle-like orientation powered by two electric motors with ducted rotors. The aircraft makes a 90 degree transition from vertical take-off to horizontal cruise flight.
The Japanese-designed TeTra 3 is not only efficient, but also stylish enough for commercial requirements.
A compact rotorcraft designed to minimize noise and maximize efficiency, safety, reliability, and flight experience.
FlyKart 2, designed by Trek Aerospace in the United States, is a single-seat, open-cockpit, 10-rotor, ducted fan, electrically-powered, VTOL aircraft.