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Kitty Hawk’s ‘Heaviside’ is an ultra-quiet electric flying machine

by Richard Lawler, engadget

‘Fast, small, quiet.’

As the field of players in “urban air mobility” (read: flying cars) get more crowded every day, the Larry Page-backed effort Kitty Hawk is trying a different approach with its latest vehicle: it’s very quiet. Dubbed Project Heaviside, it’s all-electric, flies like a plane but is capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) like a helicopter, while being as much as 100 times quieter than a helicopter.

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