Six engines on a plane are better than two. This new Oliver VTOL “Hexplane” concept packs six engines and three wings, which apparently make the craft so reliable that you could lose any one engine or even an entire wing section without compromising the craft’s ability to fly to your destination.
The six engine concept has been validated on paper, and Oliver VTOL is looking for $12 million to build a fully functional prototype within the next two years.
The first customer will likely be the military, since the Oliver VTOL can lift the same amount of cargo as a V-22, and fly further and faster more reliably on less fuel.
A civilian model may be forthcoming as well, offering fast and efficient way to travel from your rooftop penthouse to your private island in the Bahamas.