The flying car could arrive in two to three years, according to the Slovak company Aeromobil. It would be the Aeromobil 3.0, a two-seater vehicle capable of driving on the road and in a few seconds, spreading wings and flying at 200 km/h.
The typical scene of cities full of flying cars seems to be getting closer, and that is the flying car could come in”two or three years” as stated by the Slovak company airmobile. Here you can see the prototype they have manufactured.
He AeroMobil 3.0 It is a two-seater car capable of driving on the road like a normal vehicle and, in a few seconds, unfolding wings that allow it to fly at around 200 kilometers per hour.
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“Production will begin in two or three years,” said Stefan Vadocz, spokesman for the Slovak entity, which has just presented the AeroMobil 3.0 prototype at the Nitra airport, coinciding with a festival of entrepreneurs in Vienna.
Vadocz has admitted that they still have to make some modifications to the model, currently in the test prototype phase, although he has specified that “it is very close to the final product”. Compared to the previous version (2.5), the new one includes improvements in the bodywork and “an extension of the wings to improve stability.”
This is the Aeromobil 3.0
A 20-foot-long, 1,000-pound two-seater vehicle, the Aeromobil 3.0 has folding carbon-fiber wings and a Rotax 912 gasoline engine. 6 meters.
In addition, it is equipped with two steering wheels, one for land traffic and the other for flight, with a takeoff speed of 130 kilometers per hour.
This flying car is capable of reaching 200 kilometers per hour in the air, and it is one of the first prototypes that has passed the flight tests, covering a distance of 250 meters on October 21 at the Nitra aerodrome. It also has a flight range of 700 kilometers and a consumption of 15 liters per hour.
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The company has ensured that the Aeromobil 3.0 could be interesting for countries with little road infrastructure, which would allow two remote towns to be quickly connected without an uncomfortable trip on bad dirt roads.
Although this prototype is one of the most advanced, to launch it on the market it is necessary to “have a clear idea of the demand,” Vadocz acknowledged.
In addition, you have to obtain automotive certificates, as well as comply with air regulations, “something that will be complicated and take months or even years.”
Even so, the architects of the project trust that it is “one of the most advanced”, and that they can take the scoop of being the first company to put a flying car on sale.
There are up to ten companies in the world that are trying to develop a multimodal vehicle that combines the functions of a conventional car and an airplane. In fact, the Helikar is the first Spanish flying car. As it is a simple prototype, at the moment it is unknown what the sale price of the Aeromobil 3.0 would be, since it will depend on demand.
Source: EFE Agency
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