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watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

klein vision’s aircar’s flying car has completed its first ever inter-city flight. the slovakian company’s dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle moved closer to production following the completion of a 35-minute flight from the international airport in nitra to the international airport in bratislava on june 28th, 2021. 

watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight
images by klein vision

 

 

a few months ago, we reported on the AirCar’s maiden flight. more than half a year later, klein vision’s flying car completed its 142nd successful landing. following the landing, the aircraft transformed into a sports car under three minutes at the click of a button, and was driven by its inventor professor stefan klein, and co-founder anton zajac, to downtown bratislava, cutting the typical travel time by a factor of two.

watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

 

 

‘professor stefan klein is the world leader in the development of user-friendly flying cars,’ said dr. branko sarh, boeing co. senior technical fellow. ‘the automated transition from road vehicle into an air vehicle and vice versa, deploying/retracting wings and tail is not only the result of pioneering enthusiasm, innovative spirit and courage; it is an outcome of excellent engineering and professional knowledge.’

watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

 

 

the AirCar prototype 1 is equipped with a 160HP BMW engine with fixed-propeller and a ballistic parachute. under the supervision of the civil aviation authority, the AirCar has completed over 40 hours of test flights, including steep 45 degree turns and stability and maneuverability testing. AirCar prototype 1 has flown at 8200 ft and reached a maximum cruising speed of 190km/h (103kt).

watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

 

 

AirCar prototype 2, the pre-production model, will be equipped with a 300HP engine and receive the EASA CS-23 aircraft certification with an M1 road permit. with its variable pitch propeller, the prototype 2 is expected to have a cruise speed of 300km/h (162kt) and range of 1000km (621mi).

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watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

watch klein vision's AirCar complete its first-ever inter-city flight

 

 

project info:

 

name: AirCar first inter-city flight

company: klein vision

director, editor: michal kondrla

director of photography: lukáš teren

producer: michal hlavačka, PROTOS production

camera operator: lukáš kačerjak, ivo miko

color grading: broňa brtáňová

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