Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a Flying Car!
We have heard about flying cars a lot in the recent years, but not many actually managed to carry out a test flight, until recently.
Klein Vision AirCar, a Slovakian designed two passenger vehicle that flies in the air, has managed to complete the first intercity test flight.
The Klein Vision AirCar is a Slovakian designed 2 passenger vehicle that has four wheels, a pusher propeller, switchblade-style retractable wings and a telescoping tail that transforms into a road vehicle in just 3 minutes, managed to complete its first intercity test flight.
According to reports, the vehicle has made 142 test flights in total.
This week, the air vehicle traveled between the international airport in Nitra to the International Airport in Bratislava, where it converted itself into a car and then was used to drive to downtown.
The AirCar is currently powered by a 160 horsepower BMW engine. It has a top air speed of 118 miles per hour.
Also, the company has said that they will be be upgrading its engine to 300 horsepower so it can reach a speed of up to 186 miles per hour once in the sky.
Another thing, the intercity travel was done at the altitude of 8200 feet.
Professor Stefan Klein, the person who drove/flew the AirCar, said:
This flight starts a new era of dual transportation vehicles. It opens a new category of transportation and returns the freedom originally attributed to cars back to the individual.
Official repots suggest that it has cost the company around $2.3 million to develop the AirCar.
Right now, no exact pricing for the customer version has been announced by the company.
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