Zero to aero as engineer’s vertical flying saucer takes off
A US’s man’s dream is edging closer to reality after his invention had a successful lift-off
Imagine hopping onto an upright flying saucer to go work or play, without dealing with traffic.
That is the dream of Stephen Tibbitts, co-founder and CEO of Zeva Aero, a Tacoma, Washington-based start-up whose prototype vehicle recently had a successful full-scale vertical take-off.
“It’s an octocopter,” Tibbitts said, pointing to the four motors on top and four at the bottom. “It’s a blended wing body and it generates lift as it’s flying forward.”..