Slovakia Is Testing A New Flying Car
Inspirer of the project was the designer, who previously worked on the cars of the famous German brands. In his plans for two years not only to prepare exotic vehicle, but and to get official permission to operate on the ground and in the air.
Working on flying cars are now several companies. Perhaps the most famous project is the American Terrafugia Transition. In contrast, the Slovak car with wings, which recently made its first test flight, looks quite modern. The fact that its Creator is Stefan Klein, who once studied automotive design teams of stylists companies BMW and Volkswagen.
To build Aeromobil 2.5 Klein took over 20 years: the first prototype named Aeromobil 1.0 was conceived in 1990. The current generation of flying car built from aluminum and carbon fiber and weighs only 450 kg Prototype length of 6 m is equipped with folding wings scale of 8.2 m Dimensions Aeromobil is quite comparable with the dimensions of a standard vehicle, and its use in urban conditions shall deliver to the owner any inconvenience.
The prototype is equipped with engine Rotax 912, developing 100 horsepower it rotates and wheels, and is located in the rear part of the screw. Given the small mass of the "flying car" features of the engine is enough to accelerate the car up to 160 km/h on land and up to 200 km/h in the air. According to unconfirmed data until the maximum range of the prototype is about 700 km
Stefan Klein plans to certify its development for use on public roads in two years. However, by the time Aeromobil is likely to look different - the designer ready-made sketches of a new generation flying car.