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

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3,200+ 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 an affordable, safe, easy-to-operate, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) 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.


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
  • > 3,000 flights flown with payload
  • > 40,000 full-length propulsion system flight cycles: equivalent to 25 circumnavigations of the earth
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 (training)
  • Geofence-capable
  • Soft-landing assist
  • Comprehensive training
Simple user interface
  • Real-time alerts and notifications
  • Intuitive joystick
Backup landing systems
  • Low-power glide mode
  • Ballistic Parachute System (BPS) (optional)
  • Redundant propulsion
  • Isolated redundant battery pods
  • Fault-tolerant elevon pairs
  • Ballistic parachute
  • Triple-modular redundant controls
  • Auto-Land feature
  • Return-to-Home feature
  • Low-power glide mode

Powerful Capabilities

Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL)


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

245 Wh/mi
Electric Car
270 Wh/mi
Gasoline Car
1233 Wh/mi


Measured at 150 ft
72 dBA
76 dBA
80+ dBA

BlackFly Specifications

  • Description

    Single seat

    PAV (Personal Aerial Vehicle)

    VTOL (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

    25 mph max wind (take-off and landing)

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


  • Operator

    Up to 6 ft 6 in / 250 lbs (USA)

    Up to 6 ft 6 in / 200 lbs (Intl)

  • Size

    13 ft 7 in wide

    13 ft 5 in long

    5 ft high

  • Weight 313 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 25% reserve) 25 miles (USA, 200 lbs)
    40+ miles (Intl, 200 lbs)
  • Static thrust (max.) 1,000+ lbs
  • Performance (Max Take-off Weight)
    Cruise Speed 62 mph (limited, USA)
    80+ mph (Intl)
    Stall speed 0 mph
    Max. climb rate 1000 fpm
    Max. descent rate 1000 fpm
    Take-off run 36 in
    Landing distance 36 in

A Complete Solution


Disassembles and fits within a small trailer

Easy Assembly

From storage to sky in 30 minutes

Super Charging

80% charge in 25 minutes


Operates in multiple environments

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