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Thanks to the AirCar, you’ll never be stuck in traffic again

Klein Vision’s AirCar could be the solution for tomorrow’s private transport. Source: klein-vision.com

The AirCar the company Klein Vision has the part of the Slovak Aviation Authority official operating license receive. As a result, the car may not only road traffic participate, but also as a flying object air traffic participate. That brings the production of airworthy motor vehicles a significant step forward. With the AirCar were total 70 hours of flight testing done, the next step is the advancement of a new prototype and finally one production model.

160 km/h at 2500 m altitude – ready to go within 3 minutes

So that the car becomes an airplane, so to speak transformationn can, the system does not even need 3 minutes. Subsequently, on a minimum 300 Meter long start or runway being blown up. In the current configuration, with a 160 PS strengthen BMW-Gasoline engine, lets on 2500 meters altitude over 160 km/h can be reached at the top. The first prototype of the AirCar is a two-seater and weighs with its extendable wings 1000 kilograms.

Im June 2021 the first flight between two cities was carried out with the means of transport. Within 35 minutes flew the AirCar from Nitra to Bratislava. The start and end point were the two airports. If it’s at a dizzy height to a incident comes, the AirCar has one parachute, which allows the entire flying object including its occupants to come down safely.

Production model to be tested in 2022

The tailplane and wings are fully retractable and extendable. Source: klein-vision.com

The planned production model, which is based on the AirCar, is scheduled for release later this year test phase walk. The new prototype comes with a new engine be equipped. He should 300 PS afford and thereby a Travel speed from 300 km/h at a Range from 1000 km enable. The series model, which a Monocoque construction will own, should after testing 2023 certified will.

Flying cars as a future perspective in medium-haul transport?

Boeing’s autonomous VTOL prototype represents a contrasting approach compared to the AirCar. Source: boeing.com

Certification “opens the door to the mass production of very efficient flying cars,” said Stefan Klein, who was one of the founders of Klein Vision, in the company’s statement. It’s something that medium-haul transport will change forever“, he continued.

that the urban air mobility is also of great interest to the leaders of the aviation industry Boeing. The aircraft manufacturer wants 450 million dollars in the construction of a complete autonomous, all-electric VTOL (vertical take off and landing)-Air taxi invest. the difference to the AirCar, however, is that the VTOL flying objects are similar to a helicopter work and thereby none dedicated start or need runway. As the name suggests, you can take off and land vertically.

See you at Klein Vision not in competition with VTOL aircraft, since the AirCar is a offer higher range & higher cruising speeds. The company believes that both will be used side by side for different purposes.

Sources: klein-vision.com via interestingengineering.com

Reference-www.technikneuheiten.com

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