AirCar Completes First-ever Test Flight Between Cities, Covering 50 Miles


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A flying car prototype ha completed a 35 minute test flight, travelling a distance of about 50 miles between two airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.

According to exclusive report by BBC, the vehicle is an unusual transforming hybrid that can drive around like a car, and can also pop out tail, unfold its wings , and cruise down a runway to take flight like a plane. Burn the AirCar has some limitations like weight and range.

The developer and test flight pilot, Stefan Klein said the AirCar has the ability to fly about 1,000 km (600 miles), at a height of 8,200ft (2,500m), and fly for 40 hours in the sky, with average speed of 170km/hr. He added that the car using runway is “normal” and “pleasant.”

There are other cars that can fly but they do not have the capacity to fly from city to city like AirCar. An evTol also travels more or less like helicopter than a plane, while AirCar uses runway and flies like a plane.

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Stephen Wright, University of West of England aircraft researcher told BBC: “I have to admit that this looks really cool, but I've got a hundred questions about certification.

“I can’twait to see the piece of papers that says this is safe to fly and to sell,” he concluded

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