Aeromobil Flying Car Takes Off for the First Time

Aeromobil Flying Car Takes Off for the First Time

Aeromobil Version 2.5 is a “road-able aircraft” by Slovakian lead designer Stefan Klein, who spent last 20 years developing his dream. The extremely lightweight vehicle (only 450 kg – 992 lbs) has a steel tube frame structure with a carbon fiber composite shell  – like in race cars. The dimensions with closed wings are 1.6 meters width by 6 meters length (5.4 by 19.6 feet). While on the ground Aeromobil can speed up around and more than 160 km/h (100 mph), in the sky – 200 km/h (124 mph).

“In terms of automobile configuration, it fits to a standard parking space, its engine enables it to tank at any gas station, it is fully accustomed to road traffic and as a plane it could both take off and land at any airport in the world.” – says Klein.

Aeromobil 2.5 is a prototype of the 3rd version. Currently Klein is looking for potential investors and as soon as he gets ones, he assumes it will take additional 2 years to get certification and go into production. The idea of flying cars might seem futuristic, but looks like it is on its way.

Take a look at the Aeromobil in action!

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[Source: Inhabitat, Gizmag]

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