Official Launch
Flight
Features
Vertical Takeoff to Cruise
Farm Flyby
Flight Testing in Snow
360 Video in Snow
All of our video footage of BlackFly in flight is of real, full-sized aircraft. None of the footage is computer-generated.

Envision, The Future of Transportation, Personal Freedom, A New Dimension of Travel

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35,000+ miles flown
4,300+ flights

We spend too much time confined to a two-dimensional network of concrete and asphalt. The dream of futurists has always been a flying vehicle capable of efficiently moving passengers from A to B.

Opener is realizing this dream in a safe, easy-to-operate, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle: BlackFly.

Opener's BlackFly heralds a new era of aviation. Time and money spent traveling and maintaining infrastructure will be reduced. People will go places they never thought possible.

Technology

Safety first

At Opener, we designed a new aircraft with safety as our highest priority. Fitted with triple-modular redundant flight systems, control surfaces, and sensors, our aircraft provides a new way to confidently take to the skies.

Tried and tested
  • > 4,000 flights flown with payload
  • > 109,000 propulsion system endurance flight cycles: equivalent to 139 circumnavigations of the earth
  • > 500,000 propulsion system extreme punch test cycles
Fault-tolerant design
  • Redundant motors, elevons, batteries
  • Three fail-safe flight systems
  • Isolated, distributed battery system
Ease of operation
  • Software flight-envelope protection
  • Return-to-Home button
  • Demo Flight feature
  • Soft-landing assist
  • Geofence-capable
  • Comprehensive training
Simple user interface
  • Real-time alerts and notifications
  • Intuitive joystick
Backup landing systems
  • Ballistic Parachute System (BPS)
  • Redundant propulsion
  • Isolated distributed battery system
  • Fault-tolerant elevon pairs
  • Ballistic parachute
  • Powered descent
  • Triple-modular redundant controls
  • Auto-Land feature
  • Return-to-Home feature
  • Demo Flight feature

Powerful Capabilities

Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL)

Flexibility

All Electric

Simple, safe, no emissions

Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV)

Full freedom

Take-off and Landing Assist

Perfect every time

Position Hold

Hover in place

Cruise Control

Enjoy the ride

Energy Consumption

BlackFly
245 Wh/mi
Electric Car
270 Wh/mi

Noise

Measured at 150 ft
BlackFly
72 dBA
Highway
76 dBA
Motorcycle
80+ dBA
 

BlackFly Specifications

  • Description

    Single seat

    PAV (Personal Aerial Vehicle)

    eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing)

    Fixed tandem-wing aircraft

    Full-electric propulsion

  • Classification Ultralight (USA)
    Basic Ultralight (Canada)
    Amphibious-capable (freshwater)
  • Controls

    Joystick, fly-by-wire electrical controls

  • Structure

    Epoxy-impregnated carbon fiber

  • Landing surfaces

    Grass, asphalt, snow, ice

  • Safety

    Triple-modular redundancy

    Fault-tolerant design

    8 fixed propulsion units

    4 redundant elevon pairs

    Ballistic parachute

  • Operating conditions

    20 mph max wind

    -20 to 30 °C (-4 to 86 °F) temperature range

    Non-precipitating

  • Operator

    Up to 6 ft 6 in / 200 lbs

  • Size

    13 ft 7 in wide

    13 ft 5 in long

    5 ft high

  • Weight 343 lbs (empty) (USA)
  • Battery 8 kWh (USA)
    12 kWh (Intl)
  • Charging (Intl)
    120 V / 15 A 20% - 100% Charge 7.4 hrs
    120 V / 20 A 20% - 100% Charge 5.5 hrs
    240 V / 50 A 20% - 100% Charge 67 mins
    240 V / 2x50 A 20% - 80% Charge 25 mins
  • Range (with 20% reserve) 25 miles (USA, 200 lbs)
    40+ miles (Intl, 200 lbs)
  • Static thrust (max.) 960 lbs
  • Performance (Max. Take-off Weight)
    Cruise Speed 62 mph (limited, USA)
    80+ mph (Intl)
    Stall speed 0 mph
    Max. climb rate 500 fpm
    Max. descent rate 500 fpm
    Take-off run 36 in
    Landing distance 36 in

A Complete Solution

Transportable

Disassembles and fits within a small trailer

Easy Assembly

From storage to sky in 30 minutes

Super Charging

80% charge in 25 minutes

Amphibious

Operates in multiple environments

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