Designers at Jetson wanted to create a personal eVTOL (electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) aerial vehicle available to consumers. Jetson ONE is the answer – a personal drone that looks like a flying single-seat chair, is built of carbon fiber and aluminum, and is powered by eight electric motors.
Passenger safety is a priority for the Jetson team, and Jetson ONE features a race car inspired spaceframe safety cell design that is lightweight and sturdy thanks to the use of advanced materials in the construction. Jetson ONE can fly safely even if it loses one motor. Other safety enhancements include hands-free hover and emergency functions, and sensors to track terrain and assist in avoiding obstacles.
“It utilizes composite carbon fiber and cutting-edge 3-D printed components, making it an extremely lightweight design,” explained Tomasz Patan, co-founder and chief technology officer of Jetson, and the primary planner behind the Jetson ONE’s technical design and construction. “It is also equipped with many safety features, including a redundant propulsion system and a ballistic parachute. It is a dream to fly.”
Jetson ONE features a high discharge lithium-ion battery that will be fully charged in 2 hours on 110 volts. Flight time is 20 minutes and speeds reach up to 63 mph.