This is AKSA A5, it is another flying that has been awarded a special airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct test flights after the Alef Flying Car. TBH. It looks more like an aircraft that is made to roll on the roads than an actual flying car like the Alef.
The mention of a flying car, we imagine it to be a vehicle that looks like a regular car but can take to the skies anywhere, anytime. You know, kind of like the flying DeLorean Time Machine or Matt Trakker’s Thunderhawk from M.A.S.K.
In the aerospace industry, specifically, in the area of personal air transportation, eVTOL company AutoFlight has revealed that it has achieved the world’s longest eVTOL flight with its new Gen4 aircraft.
Not sure if anyone here remembers Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design, the man behind the adorable Water Jet Capsule from 2013 and “the Shinkansen of the water” SeaJet from last year.
Four years ago, MIT made history with a real-life ion drive model plane. It was a major breakthrough in aircraft propulsion. Fast forward to today, a Florida startup has unveiled the new design of its silent eVTOL drone powered by ion propulsion.
Shows like M.A.S.K. and Back to the Future II set an unrealistic expectation for flying cars. I mean, when we talked about flying cars, most people would imagine a regular-looking car that, you know, just flies. Gullwing doors are a bonus, of course, but shouldn’t open like Matt Trakker’s Thunder Hawk in order to fly …
Honda is no stranger to making things that fly. After setting its foot firmly in the private jet’s arena, the automobile company has revealed its plan for a “new mobility ecosystem”.
Even before eVTOL becomes a norm, an aerospace startup is already planning to introduce what it called “flying electric hypercar.” And the startup, called Urban eVTOL (UEV), is not started by just anyone; it is by VTOL and eVTOL inventor, Pete Bitar, who has more than 14 patents under his belt.
It has been several years since a new personal air transport called Blackfly by Opener was revealed. The good news is, it is still alive. Yay. The California-based aerospace outfit has recently carried out a human flight demonstration at the EAA AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft is not new. So is eVTOL with wings loaded with vertical lift rotors. But Cavorite X5 eVTOL from Canadian aerospace company is not the regular wings-with-vertical-lift rotors VTOL. It has a patents-pending wing system, a fan-in-wing design, that promised “highly efficient operational flight.”