The world’s most advanced flying car, Aero Mobil 3.0
April 7th, 2015 | by Web Desk
Mankind has been dreaming of flying ever since we lived in caves… probably. But we couldn’t make those dreams come true until the airplanes came along. But we have always worked towards more convenient flying methods, the most popular one being flying cars.
On October 29, 2014, a Slovakian company called AeroMobil premiered their prototype AeroMobil 3.0 at the Pioneers festival, Vienna. The prototype is very close to the final product according to the company and might be ready for commercial sale by 2017. The model has been certified by the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying following authorization issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Slovak Republic.
The testing of the car in real flight conditions started in October but the original work began about ten months prior to this. A basic model AeroMobil 2.5 was first manufactured and improvised to produce AeroMobil 3.0.
This video shows the test flight of the AeroMobil 3.0 as shown at he Pioneer festival. It was built in only 10 months.
AeroMobil 3.0 is a two seated car with wasp like wings that can fold in while driving. This current model has a maximum flight speed of 100 mph and an altitude limit of about 9500 to 9800 feet. It needs a 200 meter strip of land for takeoff which is far less than an average runway which can easily be built on the side of the roads or in designated take off regions.
AeroMobil 3.0 is small enough to fit into regular parking spaces and is approximately the size of a limousine. Some of its other features include autopilot which can come in handy if the pilot is incapacitated or in case complete automation for flying vehicles becomes a necessity in the future, emergency parachute deployment, study suspension to allow for smoother takeoff and landing and variable angle wings for ease of flight and better efficiency. The car runs on conventional fuel consuming about 15 liters of gasoline/petrol an hour.
The cost of the AeroMobil 3.0 is estimated to be around a few hundred thousand dollars but there are many factors like runways, landing areas, pilot/driver licenses and many more that need to be considered before this dream can become a reality.