designed by pierpaolo lazzarini from italian company jet capsule, the I.F.O or ‘identified flying object’ is a proposed two seater drone/copter vehicle. the chassis, composed of a main central capsule cockpit, measures two meters in diameter and is surrounded by a carbon fiber disk with an overall dimension of 4.70 meters. 

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the I.F.O. carbon body structure

 

 

jet capsule‘s I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120 mph. different energy resources are provided from various batteries located in the disk and with an additional battery pack placed at the center of the capsule body, the estimated flight autonomy ranges between sixty and seventy minutes. for a smooth landing, the vehicle has six folding and extending suspensions — which makes it possible to access the I.F.O through an elevator, generated from the lower sub-spherical body. otherwise, the capsule can be access by two removable bridges, available on any specific landing station.

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doors of the cockpit opening up

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the central shell measures two meters in diameter

 

 

I.F.O
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I.F.O. can be accessed by two removable bridges

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the vehicle is fuelled by eight electric engines

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the estimated flight autonomy ranges between sixty and seventy minutes.

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the I.F.O in different colors 

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landing on the streets 

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the I.F.O can be accessed via an elevator 

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in case of an emergency, a parachute is released

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measurements for jet capsule identified flying object 

 

 

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  • The designers of the Avro Aerocar from the 1950’s would be just spinning if they could see stuff like this, they were way ahead of their time… and really a bikini for the lady passenger.

    Andy A says:
  • Sir;
    I really like your Jet Capsule but a few things do come to mind with this mode of transportation, it should be powered with Electromagnetic power with a back up battery system, as in autos( very basic), you press the pedal the magnets come closer together and the gear drive spins faster. The jet capsule should have a GPS system for navigation. The center base plate should be a gear drive that turns all eight props at once not with individual motors, just like a yard weed eater that’s used for cutting grass. Each arm and prop are connected to the master gear drive that rotates around driving all eight arms and blades at once. The hole unit (passanger cab) should stay together and not separate when the need arises to use the parachute in an emergency! Why? Because sometimes we land in water and the hole wing unit and body should have flotation components (marine foam). The hole unit would then become a life raft. I like the doors on top but they have to be the kind that seals water out and have a vent solar fan system to maintain life support. The other thing is the passengers should maintain there inner cab horizontal to the ground and the pilot should be able to tilt the rest of the platform to any degree to direct flight travel. The only thing that I was concerned about was with the propellers, I think the propeller should be housed as a unit with an outer ring included that rotates with the blade so that In case of a bird strike in flight the blades might hold together better. You must have running lights, turn signals, and a flood light off the bottom to assist landing at night.
    Changes like this with options of two or four person seating, just like in a VW Bug would keep the realities size of the unit small and compact. I think you need to create max visibility around the base structure to make landing easier and safer. I hope this helps you with your design I would love to have one to travel with maybe your sales rep. Here in the USA? Sorry about the English I have no Italian. I used my wife’s gmail address but my contact number is. 971-267-0209 USA, Oregon.

    Robert A Pillar says:
  • Robert A Pillar,
    This is not the manufacturer website bro, this is just a news site.

    lol says:

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