USA company offers new look at prototype flying auto

USA company offers new look at prototype flying auto

Modern U.S. laws do not allow such vehicles to fly at night or over people, so the test was conducted over water. As long as he can take off and land only on water.

There are 10 electric fans powered by a lithium-ion battery, and on a full charge the flight time varies from 12 to 20 minutes, depending on the weight of the pilot and the flight speed.

The device has small dimensions - 4,2 2,6 m - and intuitive control.

The firm even says it is now making the futuristic flying vehicle available for test flights for those interested in pre-ordering the auto.

"Making Flyer accessible, which is what we do at our Lake Las Vegas training facility, helps more people experience the freedom and possibilities of vehicles of the future", a Kitty Hawk spokesman said in a statement.

However, according to her colleagues, before the start of the state Kitty Hawk gave Rachel a 90-minute course on piloting the Flyer.

The company opened for business a year ago in California, and its prototype has been tested in New Zealand.


Recall that in Ukraine have perfected the airplane "Dolphin".

In addition, the one-person drone doesn't require a pilot's license to fly (in the U.S.), similar to motorized ultra-lights and other recreational aircraft under 254 pounds.

"Riders" will initially be limited to an altitude of just 3-10 feet above the water at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour, with an expected flight duration of 12-20 minutes.

"Flyer is created to be easy to fly for recreational purposes over water and uncongested areas", said the website.

Thrun said that securing public acceptance for the Flyer is the company's biggest priority.

Kitty Hawk expects to make the vehicle available first to buyers interested in purchasing an entire fleet, such as amusement parks.

Dave Clark, Flyer's director of strategic development, says on the company website that he "hopes to free people from traffic".

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