Google founder Larry Page-backed flying vehicle start-up offers test flights

Flying car: Google founder Larry Page-backed firm develops sci-fi vehicle | Daily Star

The single-seated electric Flyer, which is now available for pre-order, can fly up to 10 feet high in the air with a speed limit of up to 20 miles per hour and is operated with two control sticks.

The device has small dimensions - 4,2 2,6 m - and intuitive control.

Several other flying auto models are also being tested, with Uber and other companies expressing interest, according to the report.

"Making Flyer accessible, which is what we do at our Lake Las Vegas training facility, helps more people experience the freedom and possibilities of vehicles of the future", a Kitty Hawk spokeswoman said.

Kitty Hawk released a 37-second video unveiling their new model, the Flyer.

The company is now testing Cora in New Zealand.

Recall that in Ukraine have perfected the airplane "Dolphin". Flyer lifted into the air by 10 independent from each other screws and can realize vertical takeoff and landing. It's available for pre-order now at an undisclosed price, and only by invitation. It can take off and land vertically.

The Flyer, a recreational and lightweight aircraft, has been advertised as needing only an hour's-worth of training before pilots are ready to fly.

Flight time depends on environmental factors and if fat chaps like me are flying it, Kitty Hawk claim between 12 and 20 minutes.

At 15m away, Kitty Hawk said it sounded about as loud as a lawnmower, while from 75m away, the volume was like a loud conversation. The Flyer is essentially a drone big enough to carry a person, and according to its designers the controls can be mastered in as little as an hour.

"Flyer is Kitty Hawk's first personal flying vehicle, and the first step to make flying a part of everyday life". Since then, the Flyer has received an update, and it's now open for test flights for people interested in placing preorders.

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