KiiRA is the world’s first compact reverse trike-hexacopter. Our patent-pending design transforms KiiRA between a sexy personal flyer and a sleek road-worthy car.
With KiiRA, anyone can go anywhere by air or by land. Anytime.
At Garudeus Aviation we love to fly and hate driving into traffic. Why can't we have vehicles that are really like birds? Birds don't need a runway to fly. They don't need to put their wings in the hangar and then take a cab to go to the city. Everywhere in the world, people wish they can travel on road or by air easily.
We want people to have the freedom to travel with their vehicle on land and in air. Garudeus focuses on giving our customers a vehicle that empowers them and that truly distinguishes them from others. We are driven by our desire to make flying instantaneous and flying machines simpler.
Garudeus was formed because like a lot of day-to-day commuters and travelers, we were fed up with road traffic delays.
That is why we are building the best first compact single person, electric-gasoline hybrid, and safe personal-air VTOL vehicle: KiiRA.
Garudeus Aviation was born in 2017 from our love of wanting to fly and our hatred of driving around in cars and getting stuck in traffic.Around the same time, the GoFly competition sponsored by Boeing was launched the GoFly competition. This provided further impetus to bring our vision to the market quicker. We're competing in the Boeing GoFly Competition (2017-2020)!Everywhere in the world, people wish they can travel on road or by air easily. We realized that many people around the world wish to travel by road or by air in a more personalized way. This was the opportunity to give them the same thing we want for ourselves. This is precisely how we conceptualized KiiRA- the world's first compact trike-hexacopter! Garudeus Aviation, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 2018.
September 2017 Rishav Shrestha develops concept for an exoskeleton based personal air-land vehicle: MorphR. He names the startup Garudeus Aviation after Garuda, the mythical being with wings who could fly. Garudeus is a faux Latinization of Garuda.
April, 2018 Due to a technical glitch, entry of MorphR into Phase I of GoFly gets abandoned.
July 2018 KiiRA is conceptualized
December 2018 Garudeus Aviation, Inc. is incorporated in Delaware.
February 2019 KiiRA is entered into GoFly phase II. March 2019 KiiRA one-third scale prototype made.
August 2019 KiiRA full scale prototype will be made
February 2020 Static Demo of KiiRA demonstrated at GoFly Fly-off at Moffett Federal Airfield
2023 Flying full scale prototype of KiiRA to be released and certification to be applied
One vehicle. Drives. Flies.
Single User Interface that integrates automobile controls and avionics.
Fly assisted or autonomous.
Drive on all roads. Fly in Airspace G.
KiiRA is designed with safety as our highest priority. Fitted with triple-modular redundant flight systems, integrated switching systems, trackable navigation, and manual safety measures, KiiRA can seamlessly switch between road and flight modes – taking to them confidently.
Single User Interface that integrates automobile controls and avionics. Single software to integrate fly-by-wire, drive-by-wire, robotics, and power management systems
Fitted with hub motor and electronic power steering controlled by drive controller software, KiiRA can drive on the roads with utmost ease. Uses the most advanced electric engines for multicopter with automated flight controller software.
Designed for rapid VTOL (Vertical Take-Off-and Landing) and high endurance (long range) flight.
Uses a state-of-the-art power generation unit consisting of Internal combustion and DC generator which harmonizes with Lithium Polymer battery-pack, all managed by smart power management system.
Designed for long distance road travel.
KiiRA’s robotics efficiently handles drive and flight modes, as well as facilitate compaction and safety.
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PAV (Personal Aerial Vehicle)
VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing)
Foldable multicopter with tiltrotor
Hybrid powerplant, full electric propulsion
Experimental Aircraft (FAA*)
Driving Wheel and Joystick, fly-by-wire electrical controls, drive-by-wire controls
Single integrated automotive and avionic controls
Full transformation into flight mode in less than 1 minute
Fuselage: Epoxy-impregnated carbon fiber, Acrylic Canopy
Chassis: Epoxy-impregnated perforated steel
Concrete, Ashpalt, Grass, snow, ice
Occupant Restraint Systems – Load limiting seat belts, Airbags (optional)
6 fixed propulsion units
Ballistic parachute/Ejector seat (optional)
25 mph max wind (take-off and landing)
-20 to 50 °C (-4 to 122 °F) temperature range
Up to 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) / 113 kg (250 lbs)
3 ft 6 in wide (with collapsed rotors) / 8 ft 6 in (with open rotors)
8 ft 6 in long
5 ft 4 in high
Empty Weight 188 kg (414 lbs)
Gasoline 20.8 l (5.5 gal)
Battery 8.8 kWh
120 V / 15 A 20% – 100% : 7.4 hrs
120 V / 20 A 20% – 100%: 5.5 hrs
240 V / 50 A 20% – 100%: 67 mins
240 V / 2×50 A 20% – 80%: 25 mins
96km (60 miles) (@Operator of 95 kg / 210 lb)
600kg (1,320 lbs)
@Max Take-off Weight
Cruise Speed 100km (62 mph)
Max altitude 1524 m (5000 ft)
Stall speed 0 mph
Max. climb rate 1000 fpm
Max. descent rate 1000 fpm
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