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AirCar the flying car from Slovakia
More than 200 takeoffs and 70 hours of flight tests were necessary for this car to obtain its airworthiness certificate issued by the Transport Authority in Bratislava.
The Klein Vision company seeks to revolutionize the world of transportation, making the car a reality from the moment it made its first flight.
The manufacturing company developed it seeking to break with mobility standards.
What does it consist of?
Stefan Klein founded the company Klein Vision and was the creator of this flying vehicle, an idea that took 25 years to materialize. Eight people worked together to go from paper plans to this guaranteed model, which will be available soon.
The AirCar made its first intercity flight in June 2021, equipped with a 1.6 BMW engine and reached flight rates of up to 190 kilometers per hour, exceeding a height of 2,500 meters.
It also has the ability to transform into a plane or a car in less than three minutes, folding its wings and continuing its journey on the road.
Stefan's vision has no limits, he is now powering the second form that will be equipped with a 300-force motor, and will reach the speed of a real airplane, around 300 km/h, with a range of 1,000 kilometers of independent flight.
Klein reported that the prototype had an investment of approximately 2 million euros ($2.4 million).
On the other hand, Klein Vision advisor and investor Anton Rajac said the company can be more successful if it manages to attract even a small percentage of airline or taxi sales.
He stated that if they manage to replace airplanes with flying cars by 5%, they will get a huge market, since in the United States alone, there are about 40,000 orders for airplanes.
The AirCar certificate paves the way for the large-scale manufacture of exceptionally competent flying vehicles.