Things to come
A weird and wonderful month starts off with Flyt Aerospace Flytcycle G-CLGN. This has twelve electrical motors driving a dozen propellers, paired in six vertical ducted fans surrounding the pilot’s chair. Directional control is by vectored thrust, and there are no specific tail surfaces. It offers vertical take off and landing and flight at several feet above ground level ‘in order to bring the thrill of flight to everyone’. A potential drawback may be that it is claimed to have an endurance of ten to fifteen minutes on a fully charged set of batteries. At this time perhaps it is not doing it practicably but it is remarkable to see it flying at all.