Perhaps one of the cooler things about the Jetsons, was the fact that they had a flying car – a concept that we’re all too familiar with in futuristic movies nowadays.
There have been quite a few attempts at producing flying cars. Most of them unfortunately lack aesthetic quality, and are mostly too wide and too long to be of practical use on the roads. However the AeroMobil, seems to have taken all this into consideration. It’s a seamlessly integrated flying car that transforms from automobile into an airplane in mere seconds…and it looks good too.
As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long. As a plane, the AeroMobil can hit airspeeds of up to 200 km/h, has a range of 700km, and a fuel consumption of 15 litres per hour. As a car, the AeroMobil has a top speed of 160 km/h, a range of 875km, and a fuel consumption of 8 litres every 100km.
The current prototype, the AeroMobil 3.0, is predominantly built from advanced composite material – this includes its body, wings, and wheels. The AeroMobil also features avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system. It also boasts a host of other advanced technologies, such as a variable angle of attack of the wings that significantly shortens the take-off requirements, and sturdy suspension that enables it to take-off and land even at relatively rough terrain.
Courtesy of: luxury-insider