The flying car is no longer just a concept, but something tangible. AirCar, the vehicle developed by Klein Vision company, successfully flew between two cities in Slovakia.
The inter-ciry flight lasted 35 minutes, the car moving approximately 80 kilometers between the airports of Nitra and Bratislava.
AirCar Prototype Technical Specifications 1
AirCar Prototype 1, the car that successfully completed the test, has a 160 hp BMW engine and propeller. The vehicle turns from a car into an aircraft in less than three minutes.
The car is made of composite materials, which help reduce weight, with a parachute in case of problems in flight. Prof. Stefan Klein, the inventor of AirCar, claims that it can fly 1000 km at an altitude of 2500 m, with a single full of fuel.
The vehicle has many limitations, the most important of which are weight capacity and range; but who cares about that? We are talking here about a car that turns into a plane, so the invention is without a doubt and maybe very exciting.
AirCar Prototype Takeoff 1
The prototype needs a runway to take off, unable to rise vertically in the air like drones. After rising to the heights, AirCar can reach a cruising speed of 170km / h.