Doroni Aerospace revealed the completed cockpit of the Doroni H1 personal eVTOL with an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience at Wittman Regional Airport’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 from July 25-31.
The general public was able to step inside of the Cockpit, strapping in to take command of the control sticks, and experience the next-level sophistication of the H1 Dashboard Flight & Navigation System. The onboard dash uses touchscreen monitors to control flight and user experience, including navigation, landing, cameras, lights, ventilation, mood lighting, and wipers.
In addition to the dual control sticks which mirror each other for left or right-handed use, the dash system also includes an engine start button, left and right buttons to control doors, and RFID sensors. Users can hear audibles like ‘Doroni Systems Check’ and ‘Doroni Ready for Takeoff’ from the onboard computer.
Using VR headsets, participants of the EAA AirVenture 2022 were able to sit inside the completed H1 cockpit and simulate the experience of takeoff, flight, and landing the Doroni H1 eVTOL.
Flight enthusiasts from 10 to 70 years old gave the company overwhelming positive responses, with many citing how easy to use and intuitive the system truly is. Doroni believes that when paired together in this way, the H1 cockpit interior and VR Flight Experience provide the closest approximation to what it will be like to fly the completed Doroni H1 eVTOL when it is projected to launch in Q4 2024.
Doroni recently launched a second crowdfunding on the equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine.com and to date has raised over $300K from over 214 investors. Launched by Howard Marks, co-founder of video game giant Activision, and backed by renowned investment guru Kevin O’Leary, StartEngine enables everyday people to become angel investors by giving them access to startup opportunities across a wide range of industries.
Last year, Opener performed the first public manned flights of its BlackFly eVTOL aircraft at EAA AirVenture 2021, first revealed in 2018 and claimed to be the world’s first all fixed-wing, ultra-light eVTOL aircraft.