BMW Flying Car: BMW-powered car completes first-ever inter-city flight | – Times of India


AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle, moved closer to production this week, fulfilling a key development milestone in a 35-minute flight from the international airport in Nitra, Slovakia to the international airport in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 28.
Klein Vision’s AirCar completed its 142nd successful landing in Bratislava at 6:05AM.

After landing, at a click of a button the aircraft transformed into the sports car in under three minutes and was driven by its inventor, Professor Stefan Klein and co-founder, Anton Zajac to downtown Bratislava, cutting the typical travel time by a factor of two.
“AirCar is no longer just a proof of concept; flying at 8,200 feet at a speed of 100kt, it has turned science fiction into a reality” said Zajac.
The AirCar Prototype 1 is equipped with a 160HP BMW engine with fixed-propeller and a ballistic parachute and has flown at 8200 ft and reached a maximum cruising speed of 190km/h.
Under the supervision of the Civil Aviation Authority, the AirCar has completed over 40 hours of test flights, including steep 45 degree turns and stability and maneuverability testing.
AirCar Prototype 2, the pre-production model, will be equipped with a 300HP engine and receive the EASA CS-23 aircraft certification with an M1 road permit. With its variable pitch propeller, the Prototype 2 is expected to have a cruise speed of 300km/h and range of 1000km.

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