Seraph is the second electric aircraft signed by Vertical Aerospace, the startup that wants to offer flights on demand with a vehicle that takes off and lands vertically (and with a customizable design)
The taxi race in the skies continues to appeal to many companies, which try to slip into what should be one of the most profitable markets in the coming decades. The long list of those who are testing vehicles and technologies includes Vertical Aerospace, a startup founded in 2016 in Bristol, which aims to be the first on-demand taxi service in the UK by 2022.
An ambition that passes from Seraph, the second model of electric vehicle able to take off and land vertically, which last August 22 completed the inaugural flight at the airport of Llanbedr, in Wales.
Made of carbon, Seraph has 12 rotors, it is for now the first VTOL able to carry loads up to 250 kilos, flies at a maximum speed of 80 km / h and can accommodate three people on board. Vertical Industries’ goal is to offer customized air travel, and for this reason the aircraft can be transformed according to needs: in addition to varying sizes, it also has ad hoc wheels for possible landings on water.