- The range, speed, and size of this eVTOL
- The battery size of this aircraft
- When we can expect this aircraft to be on the market
Tetra Aviation’s new electric aircraft is a single-seat eVTOL going by the name “The MK-5”, allows one traveler to fly up to 100 miles, safely and silently. This aircraft has been three and a half years in the making, and was recently unveiled at the EAA AirVenture event in Wisconsin. Tetra’s aircraft was forged out of aluminum and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP) and is about 28 feet wide by 20 feet long. The Mk-5 is powered by a 13.5 kWh battery for clean cruising, giving a top speed of 100 mph and a range of 100 miles. The cockpit can only accommodate one person, flying the aircraft from a joystick and semiautomatic fly-by-wire electrical controls.
Tetra plans to start delivering this aircraft as early as next year, but before that, the team will need to make multiple test flights to ensure the safety of the MK-5. The biggest drawback to this aircraft is that it is easy to manufacture, meaning that the aircraft is easy to scale from prototype to mass production. The company will also need to seek all the requisite regulatory approval should it wish to operate its aircraft in the US. If you like what you see, though, the Mk-5 is already available for pre-order. Your long-weekend getaway could soon get a lot more fun.