Project Heaviside By Kitty Hawk

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Project Heaviside By Kitty Hawk - It's 100x Quieter Than A Traditional Helicopter

Project Heaviside By Kitty Hawk – It’s 100x Quieter Than A Traditional Helicopter

Project Heaviside the latest high-performance electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle in Kitty Hawk‘s impressive lineup. It is designed to be fast, small and exceedingly quiet, taking advantage of new possibilities to free people from traffic. It is the third vehicle in Kitty Hawk’s electric aircraft line-up.

The system is fairly small in size. To take off, it uses a total of eight rotors, two on the cabin and six on wings. It is also said to have a maximum range of 160 kilometers. The Heaviside vehicle is roughly 100 times quieter than a regular helicopter.

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Noise levels:

  • 80dB – Large city intersection
  • 60dB – Small town intersection
  • 40dB – Rural intersection at night
  • **38dB – Heaviside at 1500ft overhead**
  • 30dB – Bedroom at night

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Once in the air, the vehicle blends into the background noise of a city or suburb, barely discernible to the human ear. Heaviside can travel from San Jose to San Francisco in 15 minutes and uses less than half the energy of a car.

Fast, small, quiet — introducing Project Heaviside by Kitty Hawk.

About Kitty Hawk

Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will open up to them. At Kitty Hawk, we engineer, design and build safe, fun, easy-to-fly aircraft.

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