UP AND AWAY: 'FLYING CAR' NAILS VERTICAL TAKE-OFF IN STUNNING TEST RUN [PHOTO, VIDEO] (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)
Up and away: 'Flying car' nails vertical take-off in stunning test run (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Published time: 21 Apr, 2017 13:50
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The concept of ‘flying cars’ was once restricted to the realm of science fiction. Now a German aeronautics firm has taken a big step towards making it a reality.
Lilium Aviation has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet, stealing a march on rivals in the race to deliver the world's first ‘flying car.’
Propelled by its 36 jet engines, the two-seater VTOL can reach a cruising speed of 300kph (186mph) and maintain that speed for an hour on a single charge.
- UP AND AWAY: 'FLYING CAR' NAILS VERTICAL TAKE-OFF IN STUNNING TEST RUN [PHOTO, VIDEO] - Mother_Of_The_World, 2017-04-21, 10:03 (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)