Phractyl’s Macrobat Is an Eco-Friendly ‘eNVTOL’ with Actual Avian Qualities

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It’s funny to think that through decades of people begging and pleading for the reveal of legitimate flying cars we are now endlessly getting viable concepts to make up for all the lost time. These impeccable renders come from just about every corner of the world, with South Africa now delivering on one of the latest. Phractyl is a startup company looking to clean the planet up one flight at a time, and their Macrobat concept is surely one with nature.

Described as an ‘eNVTOL’ by the African startup, the Macrobat’s pivotal wing design restricts it from a vertical take-off, but it is far safer, equally intriguing, and still as close as it gets — hence the added ‘N,’ altering the acronym to electric near-vertical take-off and landing. Boasting what the engineers have labeled “an organic shape,” the exquisitely designed Macrobat quite literally resembles a bird in every which way. Aside from mirroring nature, it also provides great weariness of its future, as Phractyl ensures that the concept seeks to shed global carbon emissions and is powered by entirely electric propulsion technology. With its top speed sitting at a sliver below 112mph and a maximum range of 93 miles, there is surely no other bird that has ever managed to zoom down south for the winter at such a blistering pace.

This impeccably intricate take on the standard eVTOL is a refreshing one, separating itself from the onslaught of similar builds that often get tossed around the internet. You can learn more about the Macrobat from Phractyl’s website.

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Photo: Phractyl
Photo: Phractyl