In Slovakia there is a research and development company called Klein Vision, run by professor Stefan Klein. For the past 30 years, he has spent his entire career developing a flying car.
And now, on the fifth generation of the product – called ‘AirCar’ – we have some really impressive shots from a few test flights. The video showed AirCar as it was gliding on the road before transforming into an airplane and flying into the sky.
Cars turn into planes.
The manufacturer says the transition can be completed in just 3 minutes. The model car has two seats, weighs 1,100kg and can carry an additional 200kg payload per flight.
It is powered by a 1.6-liter BMW engine that delivers an efficient power rating of 140HP. Professor Klein Vision says the estimated range of the AirCar is 1,000 km with a consumption of around 18 liters / h. The rear wing has the ability to slide to open before flying and to retract when back into a car.
However, it needs to run 300 meters to take off.
“The key flight parameters validated all the theoretical concepts and theoretical calculations on which the AirCar development was based. After completing all the mandatory flight tests in compliance with EASA regulations, they I will deliver an ADEPT certified aircraft, with 300HP engine within the next 6 months ” said Professor Klein, CEO of Klein Vision and test pilot.
“The good news is we’ve got buyers,” he added, but did not mention how much the exact price of the car was.
Air Car control room. In addition to the handle there are many different tools and levers.
Anton Zajac, co-founder, investor and pilot of Klein Vision, said: ‘With AirCar, you will get to your destination without the hassle of having to go to the airport and go through the security system, you can drive your AirCar to the golf course, office, mall or hotel and park it’s in an “normal parking lot.”
In addition, Klein Vision has also begun to develop a 3 to 4 seat car and an amphibious vehicle.