This flying car looks pretty damn cool in both flight and road modes, but especially when it opens up like a transformer. After being certified by the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying, the AeroMobil 3.0 has started final regular flight-testing this month.
According to the company, it's very close to the final product now.
The AeroMobil 3.0 is not designed to be a car replacement, of course. It's made for suburban aviation enthusiasts who want reduced costs and being able to store their flying machines in their garages (just like the SkyRunner flying car is made for farmers who need to quickly cover long distances over rugged terrain.) So instead of having a Cessna at the airfield or some ultra-light airplane and a car to move it around, you have this at home and you go to the airfield anytime you want to fly.
I like the idea of being able to hop around the country using this thingamajig. A flying road trip of sorts. I would still like to get a P-51 Mustang and rent a car wherever I land, but this will do.
The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype is very close to the final product. It is predominantly built from the same materials as the final product, such as advanced composite materials for the body shell, wings, and wheels. It also contains all the main features that will be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system.
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