As we eagerly anticipate the emergence of major air taxi fleets, the personal electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) market continues to expand, and joining this exciting field is McClic, the latest player in consumer electric aircraft. Their recently unveiled MC One — a sleek coaxial octocopter — offers an accessible and thrilling flying experience.
While not the most complex eVTOL available, the MC One’s simplicity is its strength; comprising a streamlined fuselage connected to four stocks, each equipped with two propellers, this aircraft delivers a unique design. Although flight details are limited, McClic claims that the MC One can reach speeds of up to 50 mph, with a flight time of 12 to 15 minutes on a fully charged battery.
It can also handle impressive flight angles of up to 55º. Weighing 353 lbs and accommodating a pilot weighing up to 198 lbs, the MC One offers versatility in its compact form.
Drone-style flight control system
One of the MC One’s standout features is its drone-style flight control system — this advanced technology automatically maintains balance and adjusts to wind conditions, allowing pilots to fully immerse themselves in the experience. McClic, originally an aerial photography company, highlights that a mere 10 minutes of training is sufficient to operate their eVTOL confidently.
While the exact pricing is yet to be confirmed, sources estimate the MC One to be around €140,000 or approximately $150,000, aligning it with the starting price of a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. Alongside the MC One, other options such as Jetson’s Jetson One, starting at $90,000, and Air EV’s Air One, an electric two-seater boasting a one-hour flight time and speeds of up to 155 mph starting at $150,000, offer additional choices for aviation enthusiasts.
Are we seeing the MC One as one of the first true personal eVTOL? Does it represent an exciting future for transportation, one where we may end up discovering the freedom of flying with ease and excitement? This only time will tell.