The first car that turns into a plane with the click of a button


 

The flying car has always been a dream but it has become a reality. The Air Car transformed from a land vehicle to a plane in less than three minutes, completing its first-ever intercity flight, at an altitude of 8,200 feet and more than 100 miles per hour.


Its inventor’s dream has now become a reality after Air Car completed its first-ever intercity flight in Slovakia, spanning 35 minutes from the international airport in Nitra to the international airport in Bratislava, southwest Slovakia, After landing, the plane transformed into a sports car with the click of a button in less than three minutes.


For his part, the car's inventor Professor Stefan Klein, and co-founder Anton Zajak later drove the car to downtown Bratislava.


This journey begins a new era for dual transport vehicles, Professor Klein said, after emerging from the cockpit of the Air Car, adding that the latest flight inaugurated a new form of transport.


Air Car has turned science fiction into reality, said Anton Zajak, co-founder of the Slovak company Klein Vision, which developed the car.


As for the specifications, the Air Car Prototype 1 contains a fixed propeller and a ballistic canopy and is equipped with a BMW engine that produces 160 horsepower.


The “Air Car” has wings that open and one fan in the back, and the wings fold when the car is on the road and occupies the space of a regular parking space, and the two-seater weighs 2,425 pounds and can carry an additional load of 440 pounds per trip.


The stunning footage shows the flying car traveling on the runway, before taking to the air, landing and folding its wings, then traveling along a highway before reaching the heart of the Slovak capital.


Developers have confirmed that Air Car, which has now completed more than 40 hours of test flights including extreme cornering and stability and maneuverability tests under the supervision of the Civil Aviation Authority, will be great for recreational and self-driving trips, or as a commercial taxi service.


The Air Car succeeded in flying at an altitude of 8,200 feet, with a maximum speed of 190 km/h (103 km), and it can fly for a distance of 1,000 km (600 miles).


It is worth noting that the price of the future car has not been revealed, but it can be seen in the air and on the roads by next year at the latest.

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