Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Kitty Hawk Flyer
Credit: Kitty Hawk/YouTube/GeekWire
Some details of the, “flying car”, backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, have finally surfaced.
Available specs are thin on the ground:
● weighs 220 lbs (100 kg)
● single passenger
● altitude 15 feet (4.6 metres)
● 8 electric motors drive downward-facing propellers
Kitty Hawk claims that it is possible to learn to pilot the Flyer in minutes, & that it qualifies as an ultra light, so that no licence is required.
Consumer version is promised for the end of 2017.
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The Verge – “This is the first footage of Larry Page’s ‘flying car’”
If the name rings a bell, Wright Flyer was the name of the first heavier-than-air machine flown by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk in 1903.1
Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, 17 December 1903
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