Doroni Aerospace completes tethered flight test
Doroni Aerospace has completed a tethered flight test with their eVTOL prototype, the Doroni H1 “flying car”.
The flight test comes on the back of successful yaw, pitch, and roll testing with the H1, as well as propulsion and autopilot integration. The Miami-based OEM has also recently closed its Ref CF raise on equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine — raising over $$3,560,274 from 1958 investors to date.
The H1 is the Doroni’s go-to-market vehicle, and the firm is on track to begin flight testing by the fourth quarter, with plans to secure FAA certification and launch commercially in the second half of 2024.
The H1, which will be available for public purchase, will have an estimated starting retail price of $195K. Potential customers will need a current valid driver’s license and completion of a 20-hour training course provided by Doroni.
The firm has now received over 230 pre-order requests for the H1. It recently relocated operations to a 13,000sqft R&D facility in Pompano Beach, Florida, where the company expects to complete prototype testing and development.
Doroni, founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Doron Merdinger, is also supported by Space Florida who is helping the company scale their operations by providing land, facilities, and tooling.