The AirCar, a revolutionary flying sports car developed by Slovakian firm KleinVision, has successfully completed its first test flight over Slovakia. The car, which can transform from a road vehicle to an aircraft in just three minutes, reached a height of 1,500ft during the flight, showcasing its incredible capabilities.
Not only does the AirCar have the ability to soar through the skies, but it can also travel on the roads like a normal car. It’s powered by a BMW 1.6l engine and has an effective power output of 140HP, allowing it to travel for around 620 miles on a single tank of fuel. The car’s wings can be easily deployed, transforming it into an airplane and allowing it to reach speeds of up to 124 mph.
The fifth prototype of the AirCar is being developed as a leisure vehicle, self-driving car, or commercial taxi service, making it a versatile and convenient mode of transportation. The developers say it’s designed to be easy to control, with no specialist training required, making it accessible to anyone who wants to fly it. The AirCar requires a runway of at least 984ft to take off, and can land on any flat surface.
The concept of the AirCar, is a game changer in the transportation industry. The car is designed by Professor Stefan Klein, the AirCar successfully completed two takeoffs and landings as part of the test run. Cars can be heavy, but planes must be light and so finding that balance for the AirCar was a major challenge for Klein and his team. The two-seat model, tested in Slovakia this week, weights 2,425lb and can carry an additional load of 440lb per flight, the company said.
The AirCar’s wing and tail deployment/retraction mechanism is particularly impressive, converting the automobile into an airplane, said Dr Branko Sarh, a former Boeing expert. The cockpit provides space for the driver/pilot and a passenger and is roomy and stylishly designed. The overall appearance of the flying car on road and in the air is superb, Sarh added.
The company already has a buyer interested in purchasing one of the AirCars when it passes all future tests and is ready to fly – or drive. With AirCar you will arrive at your destination without the hassle of getting a ride to airport and passing through commercial security, said co-found Anton Zajac. You can drive your AirCar to the golf course, the office, the mall or your hotel and park it in a normal parking space, said Zajac added.
The AirCar is expected to be available for purchase next year. The company hasn’t yet revealed the price details for the futuristic vehicle, but it will be a game changer in the transportation industry once it’s ready for commercial flight. With its unique capabilities and ease of use, the AirCar is sure to revolutionize the way we travel.