FAQs

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Frequently asked questions

pricing

how much to go from A to B if I fly myself?


FLUTR can be rented by the minute, (self flown or with an on call pilot), or purchased outright. The price per minute is only 4$US or 4 EUR. There is a minimum charge of $50/flight. The current price for outright ownership is $199,000 (US dollars). Actual price for orders made closer to delivery may vary (up or down), and taxes may apply. FLUTR is able to offer such a low price because of the high manufacturing volumes being arranged. There will also be a minimalized annual fee to cover maintenance, insurance, licensing, registration, air traffic control, and remote flight management services. The first year’s annual fee is included in the price. More announcements on pricing will be provided later. Vehicle financing options will be provided. We will be working hard to reduce the cost over time to offer widespread affordability, both for individuals wishing to rent, self fly, own, and for corporates to own and operate.




will it save me money?


If you value your time then FLUTR should save you a lot of money. A 30km trip to the airport will typically save at least 30 minutes of your time, compared to taking a car/taxi or train. If time is important to you, yes. Driving FLUTR from one side of a populated city to another can take 2 hours, or only 10 minutes with FLUTR. Other associated costs of driving include parking and road tolls, which for frequent users can really add up. We believe that many people will pay a small amount extra for the extra hours per week that they do not sit in traffic, or commute along a highway. As a weekend toy it’s also a hell of a lot of fun.




how much extra if I call a pilot (airTaxi) to fly me?


Price for an airTaxi is $8/minute. (or 8EUR/minute) Price includes pilot, vehicle, fuel, insurance, navigation charges, airport charges, remote pilot charges.




what is the cost to fill the tank?


FLUTR uses standard automotive bio-diesel fuel.
Around 80$ for a full tank, lasting around 200km.





Where

Do I need a prescription?


No CBD from hemp is legal in all 50 states.




Will CBD help with...?


We are not doctors and we can not make claims. If you would like detailed information on CBD oil please read through our website. If that is not enough, please research a crediable source on the internet.




Will CBD oil interact with my medicine?


Please consult with your doctor if CBD is right for you.




Will I get high of CBD?


No, you will not get high.




Will I fail a drug test?


A good chance yes. Most of our products are full spectrum CBD products. We do have some products that will limit the chances of you failing a drug test. Please ask your store retail consultant on what product will be best for you.




Where is your store at Maplewood Mall?


Our Maplewood store moved 3 miles down the road to 4762 Banning Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. We are next to Good Kids and Keys Cafe.




Where is your Uptown store?


Looking for quality CBD oil in Minneapolis? Our Uptown store is now located in Clown Glass. 2114 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405




Where is your store on Grand Avenue?


Looking for quality CBD oil in Saint Paul? We are in a 4 plex converted into retail locations, next to Cafe Latte and right across the street from Billy's.




Are Nothing But Hemp stores open during the Coronavirus?


We are taking phone orders by calling (651) 330-9810 or you can order online. At this time, we are allowing for pickup orders. We also provide same day delivery. We do allow people into our stores. You can choose to wear a mask. We do have a few high risk Covid-19 retail employees, they may ask you to order products at the door using a QR code.




CBD OIL NEAR ME


We have CBD stores all throughout the Twin Cities. Stop by one of our stores and talk to one of our reps.




How long does my order take with same-day delivery?


If you order before 3pm you will get your product before 9pm unless it is a holiday or unrest happening in the Twin Cities. If you order after 3pm you will receive next day before 9pm unless it is a holiday or unrest happening in the Twin Cities. You will receive tracking information 1 hour prior to delivery through text message.




Will I get high off Delta 8 THC?


Everyone has a body reacts differently to Delta 8 THC. Some people feel sleepy and some people feel a level of light euphoria.




Where do you source your hemp?


This really depends on the type of product. Our Nothing But Hemp, and IRIE Hemp are sourced in Minnesota. Our Nothing But Hemp Flower is sourced in Oregon, California and Nevada. Our gummies are sourced in Wisconsin and Florida.





Licensing

Do I need a prescription?


No CBD from hemp is legal in all 50 states.




Will CBD help with...?


We are not doctors and we can not make claims. If you would like detailed information on CBD oil please read through our website. If that is not enough, please research a crediable source on the internet.




Will CBD oil interact with my medicine?


Please consult with your doctor if CBD is right for you.




Will I get high of CBD?


No, you will not get high.




Will I fail a drug test?


A good chance yes. Most of our products are full spectrum CBD products. We do have some products that will limit the chances of you failing a drug test. Please ask your store retail consultant on what product will be best for you.




Where is your store at Maplewood Mall?


Our Maplewood store moved 3 miles down the road to 4762 Banning Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. We are next to Good Kids and Keys Cafe.




Where is your Uptown store?


Looking for quality CBD oil in Minneapolis? Our Uptown store is now located in Clown Glass. 2114 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405




Where is your store on Grand Avenue?


Looking for quality CBD oil in Saint Paul? We are in a 4 plex converted into retail locations, next to Cafe Latte and right across the street from Billy's.




Are Nothing But Hemp stores open during the Coronavirus?


We are taking phone orders by calling (651) 330-9810 or you can order online. At this time, we are allowing for pickup orders. We also provide same day delivery. We do allow people into our stores. You can choose to wear a mask. We do have a few high risk Covid-19 retail employees, they may ask you to order products at the door using a QR code.




CBD OIL NEAR ME


We have CBD stores all throughout the Twin Cities. Stop by one of our stores and talk to one of our reps.




How long does my order take with same-day delivery?


If you order before 3pm you will get your product before 9pm unless it is a holiday or unrest happening in the Twin Cities. If you order after 3pm you will receive next day before 9pm unless it is a holiday or unrest happening in the Twin Cities. You will receive tracking information 1 hour prior to delivery through text message.




Will I get high off Delta 8 THC?


Everyone has a body reacts differently to Delta 8 THC. Some people feel sleepy and some people feel a level of light euphoria.




Where do you source your hemp?


This really depends on the type of product. Our Nothing But Hemp, and IRIE Hemp are sourced in Minnesota. Our Nothing But Hemp Flower is sourced in Oregon, California and Nevada. Our gummies are sourced in Wisconsin and Florida.





Pricing

pricing

how much to go from A to B if I fly myself?


FLUTR can be rented by the minute, (self flown or with an on call pilot), or purchased outright. The price per minute is only 4$US or 4 EUR. There is a minimum charge of $50/flight. The current price for outright ownership is $199,000 (US dollars). Actual price for orders made closer to delivery may vary (up or down), and taxes may apply. FLUTR is able to offer such a low price because of the high manufacturing volumes being arranged. There will also be a minimalized annual fee to cover maintenance, insurance, licensing, registration, air traffic control, and remote flight management services. The first year’s annual fee is included in the price. More announcements on pricing will be provided later. Vehicle financing options will be provided. We will be working hard to reduce the cost over time to offer widespread affordability, both for individuals wishing to rent, self fly, own, and for corporates to own and operate.




will it save me money?


If you value your time then FLUTR should save you a lot of money. A 30km trip to the airport will typically save at least 30 minutes of your time, compared to taking a car/taxi or train. If time is important to you, yes. Driving FLUTR from one side of a populated city to another can take 2 hours, or only 10 minutes with FLUTR. Other associated costs of driving include parking and road tolls, which for frequent users can really add up. We believe that many people will pay a small amount extra for the extra hours per week that they do not sit in traffic, or commute along a highway. As a weekend toy it’s also a hell of a lot of fun.




how much extra if I call a pilot (airTaxi) to fly me?


Price for an airTaxi is $8/minute. (or 8EUR/minute) Price includes pilot, vehicle, fuel, insurance, navigation charges, airport charges, remote pilot charges.




what is the cost to fill the tank?


FLUTR uses standard automotive bio-diesel fuel.
Around 80$ for a full tank, lasting around 200km.





Ownership and Usage

ownership and usage

if I purchase a FLUTR, can I sell it to anyone?


Yes. But FLUTR reserves the right to ensure that the new owner will be a responsible operator. To do this any owner must agree to the terms of the owner’s agreement which details a minimal number of simple and reasonable conditions that ensures the safety of themselves and the public that they will fly over. The principle of responsible ownership is supported by the general aviation and regulation community.




how does FLUTR guarantee the competence of drivers?


We will ensure that competent and approved driver training is provided, and we will use background and medical checks to keep airspace safe. Just as importantly we will endeavor not to over regulate or complicate the process. Definitely no red tape. Airspace and aerial freedom of movement belongs to you, not bureaucratic corporations.




I'm a qualified pilot, can I buy one?


Of course. Although we are not intending that the vehicle be used just for pilots, but by everybody. But we realize that there is a strong demand by pilots who are looking for a simpler and easier flying vehicle ownership experience. Note that your flying license will likely not cover this type of vehicle and flying conditions, so supplemental instruction will be required (separate FLUTR type rating).




can I buy a FLUTR and use it as an airTaxi?


Yes. Note only qualified commercial pilots are legally allowed to drive FLUTR as a taxi (due to government regulations in most countries). You will require a normal helicopter license, and a commercial airplane license. FLUTR will screen pilots for suitability (flight and competence test) before allowing them to fly passengers or cargo commercially, as FLUTR is connected to a centrally managed flight operating system.




can I buy a fleet of FLUTRs and lease them out?


Yes. More details coming soon. Please contact sales@flutrmotors.com for pre-release information.




if I reserved a delivery slot is it easy to cancel?


Yes. Deposits with initial amounts above $1,000 are fully refundable at any time, up to the date of delivery. Instead of cancelling you may wish to sell your delivery slot which can be done on the website. See terms for full conditions.





Vehicle Specifications

technical

so it's electric?


Yes and no. It uses electric motors, and a turbine driven electric generator (like an APU). It doesn't use batteries, like an electric car. Electrically powered aircraft with VTOL (Vertical TakeOff Landing capacity) have limited useable range due to battery technology, and are not expected to be practical for at least 10 years. VTOL or any machine that hovers uses large amounts of energy, similar to how a hummingbird requires constant energy from nectar. Compare pushing a car with trying to lift a car: To push a 2 tonne electric car 1 mile along the road only requires 2kWH, but to lift a 2 tonne vehicle, using electric VTOL methods, 1 mile high in the air, requires 100X as much energy, 200kWH, which would require a 1600kg battery. (1kWH is the energy used in operating a hair-dryer for 1 hour) Additionally, electric vehicles take a long time to charge which limits their usefulness. Refuelling FLUTR just takes a few minutes. When battery technology catches up we will provide a fully electric option. FLUTR is releasing 3 versions. FLUTR DTEH (Diesel Turbine Electric Hybrid) FLUTR HEH (Hydrogen Electric Hybrid) FLUTR FE (Full Electric) Only the FLUTR DTEH will be available first. The other 2 models are under development.




is Hydrogen (H2) safe?


Very. There are already many hydrogen powered vehicles on the roads today, and the technology is well developed and understood. Hydrogen, sometimes known as “star fuel”, is readily abundant and is 3 times more energy dense than gasoline. Hydrogen is readily available in some regions at petrol stations including California/USA and Munich/Germany.
Hydrogen burns with a clear flame, and if spilt immediately floats away unlike conventional liquid fuels.
As Hydrogen is odorless it is recommended that a hydrogen detector be installed inside parking garages in case of leaks.




autonomous, semi-autonomous, remote piloting.. what’s the difference?


Autonomous means the vehicle can take-off, cruise and land with zero user input. This is not viable for at least 10 years. Semi-autonomous means that a combination of user and automatic vehicle control is used. Remote piloting means that a pilot controls some aspect of the vehicle from another location. More details on the system design utilized by FLUTR will be released at a later stage.




I notice that FLUTR uses large rotors, compared to lots of smaller propellers or jets. Why?


Large rotors = slower rotors = lower noise. The larger a rotor is, the slower it needs to move, to move air. 4 large rotors are quieter than 8, 20 or 40 propellers or small jets. Similar to the way that a 1kg bird with 2 wings is quieter than 1000 bees with 2000 wings, less energy is disturbing the air for the same amount of lift. Low noise is essential for widespread vehicle adoption.




how is H2 sustainable?


Burning hydrogen produces only water, and zero pollutants. It can be produced sustainably with zero pollution, when produced using sustainable electricity ("green hydrogen"). Hydrogen produced from other methods such as converting natural gas with the Fischer Tropp process is not sustainable ("blue hydrogen"), as it produces CO2 (assuming the CO2 is not sequested).




if not electric, what do you use for power?


FLUTR uses fully sustainable and low pollutant bio-diesel.
It will be later certified for use with other bio-fuels (ethanol/bio-gasoline etc). Bio-fuels are widely available in most countries.
Additionally FLUTR can use conventional diesel or gasoline if other fuels are not readily available. Later models will use Hydrogen and pure electric battery. A tank of hydrogen can be made at home inexpensively with a domestic electric H2 electrolyzer+compressor. Depending on how frequently you use the vehicle, and factoring in the cost of the hydrogen generator means that the fuel costs are similar to gasoline (per mile). Additionally, more and more hydrogen outlets are appearing commercially every year.




sustainable fuel - price and availability?


Sustainable fuels are becoming more avaiable and lower in price every year. And are already competitively priced compared to their conventional unsustainable counterparts. Many countries even require partial biofuel blending by law. A network of sustainable fuel outlets is now becoming available for FLUTR, where you can readily refuel.
Additionally we can deliver a 1000litre fuel cube to your garage if you or your company elect to own a FLUTR.





Safety

safety

how is FLUTR safe?


Safety is a state of mind. From inception through to implementation, the founders, engineers and everyone involved in the development, manufacturing, training, maintenance, and operation are both experienced and passionate about aviation and safety. We constantly look out for the worst case scenario so you shouldn't even have to think about it. FLUTR is regulated by the highly respected aviation safety authorities EASA in Europe, FAA in the US, CAA in the UK, CASA in Australia, and other regulatory authorities in the countries in which FLUTR and it's products will operate. Notwithstanding our high standards, pragmatically speaking FLUTR is not immune from the statistics of aviation accidents, as with any form of mobility, so we continue to stay on high alert for the known and unknown risks that accompany aerial mobility.




onboard emergencies?


FLUTR is designed for all typical aviation scenarios, such as engine failure, fire, bird strike and many others. Each possible scenario is meticiously analyzed and an emergency response sequence is designed into the system. For example an onboard fire requires an immediate automatic landing at a nearest suitable landing area, carried out in a minimum amount of time. Remote pilots also have a video and microphone contact with the pasengers at most times for added situational awareness.




who monitors FLUTR for safety?


FLUTR is regulated by the highly respected aviation safety authorities EASA in Europe, FAA in the US, CAA in the UK, CASA in Australia, and other regulatory authorities in the countries in which FLUTR and it's products will operate. In Germany, flight operations are monitored by the LBA.




what technology does FLUTR use to ensure safety?


FLUTR uses a remote pilot monitoring and flight management system, which is staffed by seasoned airline pilots. The FLUTR vehicle has a low altitude rapid inflating chute. Multi redundant system components. High crashworthiness fuselage structure and materials. Fireproof cabin. Experienced staff from inception through to operation.





Technical

pricing

how much to go from A to B if I fly myself?


FLUTR can be rented by the minute, (self flown or with an on call pilot), or purchased outright. The price per minute is only 4$US or 4 EUR. There is a minimum charge of $50/flight. The current price for outright ownership is $199,000 (US dollars). Actual price for orders made closer to delivery may vary (up or down), and taxes may apply. FLUTR is able to offer such a low price because of the high manufacturing volumes being arranged. There will also be a minimalized annual fee to cover maintenance, insurance, licensing, registration, air traffic control, and remote flight management services. The first year’s annual fee is included in the price. More announcements on pricing will be provided later. Vehicle financing options will be provided. We will be working hard to reduce the cost over time to offer widespread affordability, both for individuals wishing to rent, self fly, own, and for corporates to own and operate.




will it save me money?


If you value your time then FLUTR should save you a lot of money. A 30km trip to the airport will typically save at least 30 minutes of your time, compared to taking a car/taxi or train. If time is important to you, yes. Driving FLUTR from one side of a populated city to another can take 2 hours, or only 10 minutes with FLUTR. Other associated costs of driving include parking and road tolls, which for frequent users can really add up. We believe that many people will pay a small amount extra for the extra hours per week that they do not sit in traffic, or commute along a highway. As a weekend toy it’s also a hell of a lot of fun.




how much extra if I call a pilot (airTaxi) to fly me?


Price for an airTaxi is $8/minute. (or 8EUR/minute) Price includes pilot, vehicle, fuel, insurance, navigation charges, airport charges, remote pilot charges.




what is the cost to fill the tank?


FLUTR uses standard automotive bio-diesel fuel.
Around 80$ for a full tank, lasting around 200km.





Aerial mobility for all - that's our aim.     
                     
And as the world’s roads finally reach full capacity,  we have no choice but to reach to the skies.
A better way to get to the office, shops, school, anywhere is required.
It has to be fast, efficient, safe, easy to use, quiet, affordable and sustainable. And fun.
A new transport system.
The skies belong to you, and the solution is coming soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Note: All specifications and vehicle descriptions are design targets and may be different from final tested and certified capability.