Flying Car Uses All-Electric Power
USA – Many companies are working on creating the world’s first mass-market flying car. Kitty Hawk, backed by Google founder Larry King, has thrown their hat into the ring with Flyer.
Flyer’s design makes it easy to fly for recreational purposes over water and non-congested areas. Maintaining an altitude of 3 meters and a speed of 20 miles per hour for new riders, Flyer’s creators hope to help more people experience the freedom of flying.
Flyer creates thrust through all-electric motors that are significantly quieter than any fossil fuel equivalent. When Flyer is in the air, it will sound like a lawnmower at 50 feet or a loud conversation at 250 feet. The aircraft has a wingspan of 13 meters and is powered by 10 independent lift fans for a vertical take off and landing. The Federal Aviation Administration does not require aircraft registration or pilot certification to pilot Flyer. However, flight training is highly encouraged. Battery life depends on participant weight, environmental factors, and forward speed, but lasts roughly 12-20 minutes at 20 miles per hour.