AutoFlight releases video of updated Prosperity I eVTOL air taxi
Next-generation air taxi developer AutoFlight has released new video of an upgraded proof-of-concept version of its electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Prosperity I aircraft undergoing a new battery of test flights.
On Wednesday Shanghai-based AutoFlight shared the video of its revamped eVTOL proof-of-concept (POC#2) Prosperity I air taxi at work in the first of 30 successive test flights that began in April. The footage comes three months after the company’s first POC#1 flights. During the interim, AutoFlight developers tweaked the piloted craft’s lift-and-cruise configuration to enhance performance. Officials hope to have the definitive design of the plane ready by the third quarter of this year.
AutoFlight’s POC#2 version of the eVTOL air taxi uses improved lifting propellers to give Prosperity I higher hover efficiency. Two pushing propellors that were previously on either side of the air taxi were replaced with a single center propellor and…