The swing-wing, six-meter-long steel and carbon-fiber flying car is out. It transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane and gives you freedom to move.
The Aeromobil, designed and built in Slovakia, has a flight range of 543 miles or 875 kilometres, or can drive with a top speed of up to 124 mph or 200 km/h. Pretty fast for something that has this unusual dual-use.
It can also take off inside 300 metres (ideally on grass) and land within 50 metres, making it highly flexible.
AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long.
The current flying car prototype AeroMobil 3.0 incorporates significant improvements and upgrades to the previous pre-prototype AeroMobil 2.5. It is now finalised and has been in regular flight-testing program in real flight conditions since October 2014.
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The AeroMobil 3.0 is built from advanced composite material. That includes its body shell, wings, and wheels. It also contains all the main features that are likely to be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system.
AeroMobil also implements a number of other advanced technologies, such as a variable angle of attack of the wings that significantly shortens the take-off requirements, and sturdy suspension that enables it to take-off and land even at relatively rough terrain.