Doroni H1 Personal Flying eVTOL selling out fast — only 14 left — snip at USD195,000!

Doroni Aero­space tweet­ed yes­ter­day: “Doroni Pre-orders are Sell­ing Out! Reserve Today & Lock in Our Low­est Price. There are only 14 units still avail­able for our first year of pro­duc­tion— Reserve your Doroni H1 and we’ll lock in the incred­i­ble price of $195K, guar­an­teed!”

Sales have been impres­sive. Last Fri­day Doroni opened its pre-order book where it is only accept­ing 36 reser­va­tions in the first year of pro­duc­tion. This means 22 eVTOLs have already been sold in just four days.

The actu­al prod­uct launch is penned in for Q4, 2024. The com­pa­ny says, “We are scal­ing slow­ly in order to ensure the high­est lev­el of qual­i­ty and safe­ty pos­si­ble. Doroni test pilot Charles Boyd will serve as the company’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive and guide cus­tomers through the entire process—from secur­ing a reser­va­tion after sub­mit­ting an appli­ca­tion to their very first flight.”

This con­fi­dence comes about because Doroni is close to com­plet­ing the con­struc­tion of its two-seater full-scale H1 pro­to­type, where flight tri­als could begin by the end of this year.

Doron Merdinger

The all-elec­tric design fea­tures two sets of wings, each inte­grat­ed with a pair of duct­ed fans. With a 500-pound pay­load, the H1 is expect­ed to have a range of 100 miles with a max­i­mum of 140 mph.

The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 2016 by Doron Merdinger and Ukrain­ian aero­space engi­neer Roman Antonov, who began his career with the country’s famous Antonov Design Bureau. Doroni recent­ly moved to a pro­duc­tion facil­i­ty in Coral Springs, Flori­da. In 2021, the com­pa­ny achieved sec­ond place in the Flori­da Aero­space Consortium’s Inno­va­tion and Tech Forum.

evtolinsights.com pre­vi­ous­ly cov­ered this excit­ing per­son­al eVTOL com­pa­ny a month ago with news of its sim­u­la­tor. Mean­while, Doroni has secured close to USD1.4 mil­lion to date from two crowd­fund­ing prac­tices on the plat­form StartEngine.com. Pre-orders can be con­firmed via this link:


Ten days ago the web­site refreshmiami.com inter­viewed Merdinger. He describes the eVTOL as, “Like a 3D ele­va­tor. Remem­ber how ele­va­tors used to be so com­plex that you need­ed a per­son to oper­ate them? Now you just press a but­ton. Once you start using [Doroni’s prod­uct], you will won­der how you ever drove a car.”

Jour­nal­ist Riley Kamin­er explains, “It is sim­i­lar to an ele­va­tor in some ways. Most obvi­ous­ly, there is a par­al­lel between how eVTOLs lev­i­tate to launch them­selves into the sky, in a sim­i­lar tra­jec­to­ry to an air­plane. Equal­ly, Merdinger explained that pilot­ing Doroni’s eVTOL will be as sim­ple as it is to oper­ate an ele­va­tor.”

Ini­tial­ly, users will need to spend 15 hours acquir­ing a license to pilot a light sport air­craft in order to oper­ate Doroni’s craft. Riley con­tin­ues, “Merdinger under­scored that top of mind for Doroni is cre­at­ing a user-friend­ly prod­uct once the oblig­a­tory train­ing is out of the way, by say­ing ‘We took away all the com­pli­ca­tions and made it so sim­ple to fly: basi­cal­ly push­ing three but­tons.’”

The prod­uct has four legs, giv­ing it the sta­bil­i­ty of a table, with room for two pas­sen­gers and ten inde­pen­dent propul­sion sys­tems. The idea is that users can charge and store it in a two-car garage. By the end of 2024, the com­pa­ny aims to start deliv­er­ing the first six units. 

Not sur­pris­ing­ly, reg­u­la­tion remains a major stick­ing point for the eVTOL tech­nol­o­gy, but Merdinger is opti­mistic, assert­ing the U.S gov­ern­ment is very inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing vital reg­u­la­tion to enable eVTOLs, par­tic­u­lar­ly at the fed­er­al lev­el. He enthused, “This is the right place and the right time for Doroni.”

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