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- May 1, 2006
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richard said:I used the "search" button : It seems , this was not already shown here …
Krossblade SkyCruiser und SkyProwler – Flugauto und Drohne
AeroMobil may have its work cut out for it if it's going to deliver a practical flying car within two years. Unfortunately, inventor Stefan Klein crashed a prototype in Slovakia this weekend after it entered an unrecoverable tailspin during a test flight. While the pilot thankfully managed to activate his vehicle's parachute in time and avoid any serious injuries, the machine wasn't so lucky -- as you can see above, it wasn't about to drive away. The company is optimistic about the accident in a statement, arguing that it's a "natural part" of testing that will help refine the design. It'll no doubt be a learning experience, but something tells us that the official roadmap doesn't include wrecking an aircraft. This is going to be a setback, even if it's relatively minor.
Grey Havoc said:From the aforementioned 'missing' thread:
Flyaway said:Make of this article what you will.
However, he has now decided that it would be better to focus on putting EmDrive on to unmanned aerial vehicles, with the view to eventually use the technology in the automobile industry to create feasible flying cars.
"Our aim at the moment is not to necessarily go for these space applications, because they will take so long to come to fruition. So what we've decided as a company is to forget space, and to go for terrestrial transport business, which is huge," Shawyer told IBTimes UK.
"The logic is, if you can lift a vehicle reasonably gently with no large accelerations, then you can manufacture the air frame using much lower technology than would be used on an aircraft."
Shawyer says his firm, Satellite Propulsion Research Ltd, is currently designing a drone that has no propellers or wings, and it plans to carry out the first test flights powered by EmDrive microwave space propulsion in 2017.
Skyblazer said:Recently came across what may very well be the earliest ever project for a roadable aircraft (1911):
here is an atomic flying car,designed by a Radebaugh.
Mark Nankivil said:FAA has granted approval for test flights.
hesham said:my dear Robunos displayed before the Bryan II roadable aircraft,and may be that's
the variant III.