According to their website, Cora is a fixed-wing craft powered by 12 independent lift fans, which enable it to take off and land vertically like a helicopter. Therefore, Cora has no need for a runway.
Its current range is about 62 miles (100 kilometres) and speeds up to about 110 mph (180 kph). They are currently testing it under the Kitty Hawk name in the US and Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand. I didn't see the load weight specs anywhere.
Bonus video: here's another prototype they dubbed the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a tethered craft.
• Meet Cora (YouTube / Kitty Hawk)
Alanis, I feel ya, mama. You’re trying to get some work done and your kiddo wants your attention. Though trying to hold your cutie while performing a song from your new album on the Fallon show maybe wasn’t the greatest idea… or was it?! (Digg)
Awesome dad of the year goes to this little stinker’s poppa.
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