Flying vehicles are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Experience the freedom of safe and sustainable mobility with THE DORONI H1—a personal Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft that anyone can own & fly.
The Doroni H1 has been designed with safety at its core—from patented ducted propellers that reduce noise output and the risk of foreign objects being ingested into the engine, to an array of sensors and software systems that provide the safest flight experience possible.
It’s already happening according to the FAA, NASA, and aviation developers across the globe. While they are known by the general public as ‘flying cars,’ they are referred to as electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, within the aviation industry.
Doroni Aerospace is seeking a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) certification with the FAA prior to product launch. Once granted, there are several US requirements that must be met, which we will facilitate in attaining. These include:
At Doroni Aerospace, safety is in our DNA. It’s a pillar of our company, informs everything we do, and it’s our goal to create an eVTOL that’s on par with the safest automobiles on the market today. While no vehicle can guarantee zero percent human error, from its inception we designed the Doroni H1 eVTOL to simplify the inherent complexities. The Doroni H1 personal eVTOL we are developing has a number of safety redundancies that will prevent the situation you are describing from happening, including:
The Doroni H1 is capable of safely landing should any of its propellers malfunction or lose power. We designed the H1 with multiple redundancy batteries to ensure power is maintained during an emergency and should a pilot be unable to complete their flight, the H1 was designed to be able to land automatically.
We also designed the H1 with ducted propellers that greatly increase overall safety, while also enabling a higher thrust efficiency. The H1 will also be equipped with airframe parachutes and a variety of sensors, helping the aircraft maintain its altitude and position in windy conditions and during close maneuvers in crowded environments.
Maintenance is basically little to none. Similar to other electric vehicles, there are no oils or fluids to change and there are no traditional fuels costs. When something wears out, it simply gets replaced, which also means there are no large tear downs or long expensive repairs. As an example, tires will not need to be rotated, but rather replaced when visible signs of aging begin to show.
This means that maintenance and repair costs will be much lower than your average car. Annual inspections and possibly even hourly (based on flight time) would mostly be visual inspections focusing on wear and tear of the H1’s major components. By comparison, most Light Sport Aircraft use internal combustion engines that require oil changes and routine maintenance to be performed as often as 100 hours of flight time along with yearly maintenance.
The Doroni H1 has a range of 60 miles, which approximately equates to a flight time of 45 minutes. As we near product launch, we anticipate extending the H1’s range even further to 100 miles as battery and motor technology continues to evolve.
Increasing our range and flight time is definitely part of our plan for the future. Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) like the Doroni H1 are part of a nascent industry and the technology is still developing. In fact, in the 26 years since the launch of the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle (the Toyota Prius), EV battery technology has made significant strides, and the data points suggest it will advance even further within the next few years. We expect our current range of 60 miles to increase to 100 miles by our projected launch date.
We base each and every one of our projections on factual science and the engineering of our team members. In order to make our vehicle as energy-efficient as possible, we engineered a solution that uses wings and pusher propellers to achieve horizontal flight. In order to achieve effective hovering, we are implementing ducted fans that will dramatically increase the lift-per-power ratio, meaning we’ll maximize the power requirements for vertical take off and landing. These factors have given us a tremendous efficiency of flight that makes 45 minutes of endurance possible.
As we speak, the federal government, NASA, and the FAA are working independently and in tandem to develop the frameworks that will incorporate personal eVTOLs, air taxis, and drones into our existing infrastructure (watch)
The infrastructure for eVTOL takeoff and landing is being researched and developed as we speak here in the US and around the world via what are known as “Vertiports.” Vertiports are areas specifically designed for air taxis and eVTOLs like the Doroni H1 to takeoff, land, park, charge, and receive maintenance. The idea is to integrate these into our existing infrastructure, from airports to rooftops to ground-level parking lots near you. And one of the main benefits of the Doroni H1 is its size, as it’s small enough to park and charge in a standard 2-car garage. George Downs of the Wall Street Journal gives a nice overview of vertiports, which you can view here: https://youtu.be/ywriAiPo6Nw.
At launch, the Doroni H1 eVTOL will be certified under the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category with the FAA. While this makes the H1 eVTOL easier to certify, we will not initially be aiming to fly in cities and or land in airports. Once infrastructure and regulation evolves, Doroni plans to explore this opportunity further.
FAA rules apply to the entire National Airspace System, and there is no such thing as "unregulated" airspace according to the agency (https://bit.ly/3m7qFyy). Controlled airspace is found around some airports and at certain altitudes where air traffic controllers are actively communicating with, directing, and separating all air traffic.
That said, as we speak NASA, the FAA, and private enterprise are working in tandem through what's known as NASA's Air Traffic Management eXploration (ATM-X). The mission of this program is to develop new air traffic management technologies so existing and new types of aircraft (eVTOLs like the Doroni H1) can communicate clearly and safely fly together, including in metro areas. Through simulations and flight testing, the ATM-X project will map out this system. You can find more info here: https://go.nasa.gov/3J4gpAg
Having dual control sticks in the center console enables both left and right-handed pilots to comfortably and naturally control the vehicle from either cockpit seat.
One of the main pillars of our design philosophy with the Doroni H1 centers on multiple redundancies. While this applies mainly to our safety systems, it also factors into our controls to ensure the Doroni eVTOL is intuitive and easy to use.
We’re targeting a ~$250K price point with our go-to market product. As technology evolves over the coming years and component prices come down (batteries, motors, avionics, etc.), we intend to develop vehicles at different price points, with varying capabilities, payloads, and passenger occupancy.
At ~$250K, we’re deliberately targeting the Tesla customer base: high income levels (middle and upper class), 30+ age, environmentally-conscious, status-seekers. These are business executives who are city dwellers, tech-savvy, and dedicated to sustainability. And as wealthy early adopters in the upper middle class, this segment already has a luxury car in their garage (Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, BMW) and is looking for the next vehicle to add to the mix.
Our primary focus is how the company will meet the anticipated demand for our vehicle in the coming years. As technology improves, we are confident prices will come down. As an example, Recurrent Auto cites researchers at the Wharton School for Business tracking a 16% drop in lithium-ion EV battery costs from 2007 through 2019, and we expect this trend to continue, though there are no guarantees.
For now, a deposit of $10K is the best way to secure your place in line for the limited number of Doroni H1 eVTOLs we have available. Our goal ultimately is to democratize flight with a Doroni eVTOL in every garage. And while we cannot predict how the market will affect prices, we can say that we anticipate remaining competitive as we produce more units.
IPO: We’re targeting a $3B exit within 5 years.As well, acquisition by global defense contractor such as Lockheed-Martin, automobile manufacturers such as GeneralMotors, Toyota, Tesla, aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing, Embraer, airlines such as Jet-blue, and large courier or ridesharing company such as Uber and Lyft.
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