Epiphany Personal Air Vehicle

The Flying Car You Have Been Waiting For

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FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE
1 and 2-seat variants (EPV-2 shown)
True VTOL personal transportation
Top speed 140 mph
Est. cruise speed 80 – 110 mph
Est. range 225 – 275 miles*
Quiet, 100% battery-powered
NASA-tested RingWing™ Thrusters
Ultra-safe distributed propulsion
Flip up thrusters – Park in garage

* Depending on speed and loading

Features and Performance

1 and 2-seat variants (EPV-2 shown)
True VTOL personal transportation
Top speed 140 mph
Est. cruise speed 80 – 110 mph
Est. range 225 – 275 miles*
Quiet, 100% battery-powered
NASA-tested RingWing™ Thrusters
Ultra-safe distributed propulsion
Flip up thrusters – Park in garage

* Depending on speed and loading

Your New Rides

The Epiphany Personal Air Vehicles have been designed
with extraordinary Safety, Utility and Comfort in mind:

Jetson-style Convenience

With single, or side-by-side seating options, enjoy efficient, quiet and reliable, door-to-door transportation – without the need for roads or airports

Extraordinary Performance

Unmatched speed and range for personal-sized VTOL aircraft utilizing the unique benefits and features of NASA-tested and proven new RingWing Thrusters

Safety In Numbers

The six, optimally numbered and arrayed, thrusters normally operating at a fraction of their capable power, allow the unlikely loss of one thruster while seamlessly maintaining safe flight

Fly-By-Wire

Triple-redundant, computer fly-by-wire control and stability, makes the vehicle simple to operate, with minimal training, rain or shine

Reliable Power

A battery management system monitors the operation and health of the four, current technology lithium-ion battery packs which provide reliable DC power to the six, state-of-the-art, electric motors. In the unlikely problem with one of the batteries, the aircraft continues to operate normally, albeit with less flight time endurance

Ground Maneuverability

One person can easily maneuver and position the vehicle on the ground. The thrusters can be quickly flipped up out of the way reducing the ground footprint for garaging or transportation

Stealth Development Timeline Already Completed, And Currently Underway…

Epiphany EPV-1 and EPV-2

COMPLETED: Full-scale RingWing Thruster development and wind tunnel testing under a previous $5 Million DARPA contract with support from NASA
COMPLETED: Preliminary design, engineering, and CAD construction drawings; OTS component sourcing

Epiphany EPV-1 (priority development)

COMPLETED: Detail engineering; systems design and integration; initial CAD detail and assembly drawings; submit vendor part RFQ’s; develop control methodologies
COMPLETED: Final CAD detail and assembly drawings; release POs for custom parts; finalize structural airframe layout and carbon-fiber composite fuselage “shell” design; release PO for carbon shell
2021 Q3: Fabricate airframe, carbon shell, undercarriage and thrusters; install thrusters and internal components; complete systems integration and controls
2021 Q4: Systems, ground and hover testing
2022 Q1: Begin flight testing

Key Development Partners

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Applied VTOL Concepts, LLC, a privately-held and funded company, is on a fast-track mission to continue development work on the first practical flying car, or as we like to think of it, a magical “Flying Carpet” reminiscent of Aladdin folklore. However, this is not magic. It is a serious
endeavor, being carried out by a small, dedicated, agile team of seasoned VTOL aircraft designers, engineers and visionaries.

Unlike other VTOL aircraft with inefficient, noisy and exposed free-props, many with large, high-drag wings, the Epiphany aircraft’s novel RingWing Thrusters produce an extraordinary amount of thrust for hover, AND they also provide lots of very efficient aerodynamic lift during cruise.
As an example, during cruise flight power is reduced to ten-percent (that’s 10%) of the power required to hover. Evolved from classic ducted fans, Epiphany aircraft’s patent-pending RingWing Thrusters uniquely provide the necessary vector forces and moments for aircraft
control purposes while eliminating all moving control surfaces such as flaps, ailerons, rudders, etc.

If you are interested in joining the team, or learning about other ways to get involved, please contact us by filling out and submitting the form. All submissions receive a response!

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