It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes

Just press the button and the car can turn into an airplane in three minutes.

Last year, the flying car of the Slovak company Klein Vision successfully achieved its first test flight, completing two take-offs and landings at Piestany Airport in Slovakia.

It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes

The AirCar V5 takes off at a speed of 200km/h, uses a BMW 1.6L engine, and has an effective output of 140HP. The cruising range can reach 1,000 kilometers, and the flight fuel consumption is about 18 liters per hour.

From the appearance, you might think this AirCar is very large, but in fact, it weighs only 1100 kg, and can carry an extra 200 kg per flight. There are only two seats. Friends who want to go to the sky may need to weigh it in advance. It’s heavy.

It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes

Now, more than half a year later, Klein Vision’s flying car has completed 142 successful landings. And it successfully achieved an intercity flight from Nila International Airport to Bratislava International Airport on June 28, which took 35 minutes.

At present, this AirCar is close to the production stage.

It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes

In hundreds of flight tests, AirCar’s performance is very stable and can be used by any trained pilot.

“The wing and tail recovery mechanism is impressive, and its cockpit is very spacious and beautifully designed. Its appearance is very good whether on the road or in flight.” Boeing senior technical researcher Blanco ·Sacher (Branko Sarh) commented on AirCar.

It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes

Under the supervision of the local Civil Aviation Administration, AirCar has completed more than 40 hours of test flight, including 45° sharp turns, stability and maneuverability tests.

This flying car designed by Stefan Klein, chief technology officer of Klein Vision, can fly at an altitude of 8,200 feet (approximately 2,499 meters) and can reach a maximum cruising speed of 190km/h.

It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes
It took humans 18 years to go from car to airplane, and this car only takes 3 minutes

“Professor Stefan Klein is a world leader in the development of user-friendly flying cars.” Sacher said, “The automatic conversion from road vehicles to aerial vehicles is not only the result of enthusiasm, innovation and courage, but also excellent engineering and professional knowledge. The crystallization of.”

In addition to this prototype vehicle for testing, Klein Vision also has a pre-production prototype, which has a 300-horsepower engine and has obtained the EASA CS-23 aircraft certification and M1 road permit. It is expected to cruise at 300km/h.

The pictures in this article are from: Klein Vision

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