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Finally – a real flying car! 23
Jan
Posted by CarBlog Staff in AeroMobil, Automotive News, Autostyle, car design, Car Styling, Flying Car, Modified car Talk, Performance, Popular, Videos on 01 23rd, 2014

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Throughout our childhoods we’ve been exposed to flying cars. Sure, they weren’t real but rather a part of some of favorite television shows (think The Jetsons, Wacky Races…). Well, now finally, after what seems like forever, someone has successfully managed to build a flying car that really works and looks really good.

Stefan Klein of Slovakia has spent the past 20 years of his life, designing, developing and finally constructing a flying car. It is called the AeroMobil and can drive on the road as a normal car and transfigure into a flying car – with wings and all.

The car itself has a steel framework and is powered by a Rotax 912 engine.

When in its ‘car configuration’, the AeroMobil is 6 meters long and 1.6 meters wide. Add on the wings, and the car is 8,2 meters in width and still 6 meters in length when in ‘plane mode’. When it is in its automobile configuration, the car scan easily fit into any standard parking spot.

Considering its size, it is actually quite impressive that the AeroMobil can reach a to[ speed of 200km/h in flight. It is also able to fly for around 700 kilometers before having to come down to re-fuel.

On the road, it can reach a top speed of 160km/h and will be able to travel for approximately 500 kilometers before needing to fill up.

The AeroMobil took its maiden flight in September last year, however, the incredible video of the first flight was only uploaded on to YouTube yesterday. This explains why there hasn’t been widespread media coverage of the AeroMobil.

We know you are probably frothing to see the video of the incredible AeroMobil. It is something quite spectacular, and makes us very excited for the future of automobiles. Perhaps we can all soon be like The Jetsons – now wouldn’t that be cool?

Check out the incredible video below:

Source: Popular Mechanics



Flying Car Cleared For Takeoff 18
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Flying Car, Terrafugia, video on 07 18th, 2011

The government has recently approved the exemptions Terrafugia, maker of a new “roadable aircraft” or Light Sport Aircraft, needed to begin selling their new $250,000 flying car.

For those Back to the Future fans and techie-files who thought that by now we would have ushered in an era of new innovations that included flying cars, you may not be too far off of your speculations. The Massachusetts company Terrafugia, founded by MIT grads, has spent about 4 years developing their flying car which now incorporates folding wings making it easy for the ‘average Joe’ to store the vehicle in their own attached garage. The company insists that this is more of an airplane that you can drive instead of a car that you can fly. Either way, it looks like something that could spark other innovations for private drivable flying vehicles. The airplane that can be driven like a car still requires take-off from an airport in addition to a Sport Pilots license to operate in the air.

Terrafugia will be taking $10,000 deposits to reserve the purchase of the latest “flying car”.

Hit the CNN video below for further details.

Sources: CNN, Autopia







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