KleinVision's AirCar Concept has officially taken its maiden flight and all I can think about is a future filled with flying cars.
While it may seem farfetched by today's standard, KleinVision is aiming to make it a reality. Their new AirCar concept has the ability to not only drive on the roads when its wings are retracted and tail unfolded, but also take flight when the aforementioned components are in their flying positions. Powering the AirCar in the skies is a BMW 1.6-liter engine that has an output of 140 horsepower. For flight, it relies on a single propeller mounted in the rear. KleinVision says the estimated travel range is about 1,000 km or 621 miles.
“The key flight parameters confirmed all theoretical concepts and calculations that the development of the AirCar was based on. Following the completion of all required flight tests in compliance with EASA regulations, we will deliver a model with a certified ADEPT, 300HP engine within the next 6 next months” said Professor Stefan Klein, Klein Vision’s CTO and test pilot.
This is an exciting step for the company. Here's to hoping they hit markets soon! You can learn more by visiting Klein-Vision.com.