Epiphany Personal Air Vehicle

The Flying Car You Have Been Waiting For

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EPIPHANY (EP-2)
FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE
True VTOL personal transportation
Top speed 140 mph
Cruise speed 90 – 120 mph
Mission radius range (A>B>A) 120 miles*
Total one-leg range (A>B) 290 miles
100% battery-powered
Neighbor-friendly quiet (<60dB @ 50’)
Ultra-safe distributed propulsion**
Flip up the thrusters– park in the garage

* Travel/land anywhere – return home to re-charge
** NASA-tested Ring-Wing™ Thrusters

Features and Performance

True VTOL personal transportation
Top speed 140 mph
Cruise speed 90 – 120 mph
Mission radius range (A>B>A) 120 miles*
Total one-leg range (A>B) 290 miles
100% battery-powered
Neighbor-friendly quiet (<60dB @ 50’)
Ultra-safe distributed propulsion**
Flip up the thrusters– park in the garage

* Travel/land anywhere – return home to re-charge
** NASA-tested Ring-Wing™ Thrusters

Your New Ride

The Epiphany EP-2 Personal Air Vehicle has been designed
with extraordinary Safety, Utility and Comfort in mind:

Jetson-style Convenience

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

Extraordinary Performance

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

Safety In Numbers

The six arrayed thrusters normally operate at about one-half of their capable power, seamlessly allowing continued, safe flight in the unlikely loss of one thruster

Fly-By-Wire

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

Reliable Power

A battery management system monitors the operation and health of the current technology lithium-ion battery which provides reliable DC power to the six, state-of-the-art, electric motors. In the unlikely event of a problem with one of the battery cells, 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

EP-2 Stealth Development Timeline Already Completed, And Currently Underway…

COMPLETED: Full-scale RingWing Thruster development and wind tunnel testing under a previous $5 Million DARPA contract with support from NASA
COMPLETED: Preliminary CAD engineering and assembly drawings; OTS component sourcing and key vendor relationships
2021 Q4: Detailed part and assembly drawings; control systems final design and integration; fuselage model development and FEM/FEA; vendor RFQs for custom and OTS parts; POs for long-lead items
2022 Q1: Perform high thrust fan testing; Begin airframe fuselage fabrication and assembly
2022 Q2: Complete fuselage assembly; integrate systems and controls; perform initial ground and hover testing
2022 Q3:  Begin flight testing

Key Development Partners

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Applied VTOL Concepts, a privately-held and funded aircraft development company, is on a fast-track mission to complete 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 EP-2’s novel RingWing Thrusters produce an extraordinary amount of thrust for hover, while also providing 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, EP-2’s patent-pending RingWing Thrusters uniquely provide the necessary vector forces and moments for aircraft propulsion and three-axis control.

Crucially, one of the issues with battery powered vehicles is having re-charging capability at your end destination. This problem is significantly more important with aircraft than automobiles. The EP-2 has been designed with an impressive mission radius range of over 120 miles. This means that it has the ability to travel this far from home and land. Then take off again to return home, all without recharging along the way. For extended point to point travel with re-charging available at the other end, the EP-2 range is just under 300 miles.

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