The future is here! The long-awaited flying car has finally arrived and it’s certified to fly. The Klein Vision AirCar has received the Certificate of Airworthiness from the Slovak Transport Authority after completing 70 hours of rigorous flight testing. This dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle has been designed to change the way we travel forever.
The AirCar is the brainchild of Professor Stefan Klein, the leader of the development team and the test pilot. According to Klein, “AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars. It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever.” With this certification, AirCar is ready to take on the skies and the roads, offering a new dimension to transportation.
The AirCar has been tested under the most challenging conditions and has shown astonishing stability in aircraft mode. The takeoff and landing procedures were achieved without the pilot touching the flight controls. This demonstrates the level of automation and ease of use that AirCar offers.
10 unique features and applications of the Klein Vision AirCar:
The development of the AirCar was a mammoth task, taking a team of eight highly skilled specialists and over 100,000 man-hours to convert design drawings into mathematical models with CFD analysis calculations, wind tunnel testing, and a 1:1 design prototype powered by an electric 15KW engine to a 1000kg 2-seat dual-mode prototype powered by a 1.6L BMW engine that achieved the crucial certification milestone.
Klein Vision has already completed tests of a new powerful, lightweight, and efficient ADEPT Airmotive aviation engine and finalized drawings and technical calculations for the upcoming monocoque model with a variable pitch propeller expected to reach speeds over 300km/h and a range of 1,000km. This means that AirCar is expected to get even better, faster, and more efficient in the future.
AirCar defines a new category of sports cars and reliable aircraft. Its certification was both challenging and fascinating, as Rene Molnar, the director of the Civil Aviation Division (Transport Authority of Slovakia), explains, “AirCar combines top innovations with safety measures in line with EASA standards.”
The AirCar’s ability to seamlessly transition from a road vehicle into an air vehicle and vice versa is an engineering marvel, says Dr. Branko Sarh, Boeing Co. Senior Technical Fellow. “It is not only the result of pioneering enthusiasm, innovative spirit, and courage; it is an outcome of excellent engineering and professional knowledge.”
The AirCar is an exciting and innovative project, and its ecologically compliant engines have been selected from ADEPT Airmotive.
The Klein Vision AirCar is a game-changer that offers the ultimate freedom of movement. It is an innovative, reliable, and safe mode of transportation that combines the best of both worlds – the road and the sky. With its certification, AirCar is ready to take on the world, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this exciting project.
Source and Credit: klein-vision.com
Did you enjoy this article?