The car flies at a speed of 155 km / h for the first time in racing

AustraliaTwo vertical take-off and landing flying cars participated in a short test race with a length of 300 m and an altitude of 15 m.

The car flies at a speed of 155 km / h for the first time in racing

A short race between two flying cars called the EXA Drag Race to test the new EXA Series remote control race taking place in Adelaide, Australia, Mail on 4/11 reported. In the video, two Mk3 flying cars of the company Alauda Aeronautics take off, causing dust to rise.

With a maximum speed of 155 km/h, the two cars together overcame a distance of 300 m at a height of 15 m. Meanwhile, two racing teams, Alpha and Bravo, stood at the starting position and held the remote controller in hand. The two cars only took a few seconds to fly from the start line to the finish line. As a result, team Bravo won.

The Mk3 is an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle, each weighing about 100 kg and made from carbon fiber. They can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just over 2 seconds. They currently require remote pilots, but future versions will have an actual pilot sitting in the cabin.

Alauda Aeronautics is working on the Mk4, the first manned version. However, first the experts need to create a “force field”. This force field uses LiDAR, some other radar technology and will be completely virtual, to warn other vehicles that the cars are flying too close together, forcing them to separate. The first manned flying car race is expected to take place in 2022, using the Mk4 model.

The flying car race will help promote vertical take-off and landing electric vehicle technology, according to Airspeeder, the race’s organizer. Both the Mk3 drone and the Mk4 manned drone will enable important safety improvements to be made. In addition, racing can also lead to improvements in noise and battery.

Thu Thao (Follow Mail)

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