LOS ANGELES — After giving the world its first working jetpack, David Mayman and company are bringing to life yet another science fiction dream: flying cars.
New Atlas reports that Jetpack Aviation is designing a new single-seat electric multicopter equipped with six arms, 12 propellers, and landing balls instead of skids.
Each arm on the VTOL aircraft comes with two propellers, one mounted on top and another underneath. They spin in opposite directions.
The flying car will only be able to go up to 90 miles per hour, and operate up to 20 minutes before it needs to be recharged.
Two of the middle arms will be designed to fold in, so that the vehicle will be low and thin enough to fit inside a garage.
Jetpack Aviation is currently developing a safety system for the project, with the team estimating that they will begin building the flying car in about six months.
Go to https://www.patreon.com/tomonews and become a Patron now
TomoNews is now on Patreon and we've got some cool perks for our hardcore fans.
TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. Our tone is irreverent and unapologetic. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before.
Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com
Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj
Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f
Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter
See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews
Stay connected with us here:
Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS
Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus