The company presented an aircraft that belongs to the category of electric e-VTOL, it can take off and land vertically, which makes it ideal for travel within urban areas.
The manufacturers flying cars are working intensively to perfect the models that, apart from the earth, will also be able to circulate in the air, with the most recent arrival being the PAL-V ONE. On the ground, the small vehicle moves like a normal tricycle (of course most of it in advanced form), but when found in the open, it can unfold its tail and rotating propellers and becomes a helicopter.
When the prototype first appeared in 2012, the Aerofex flying motorcycle had made a special impression on the Media, as the whole idea was directly related to science fiction films such as “Return of the Jedi”. Nothing new has been known since – but that has recently changed as the company now accepts pre-orders for its futuristic Aero-X (estimated at $85,000), it was first released commercially for the first time in 2017. That’s why you need the Aero-X, a realistic and economical low-altitude flying vehicle. Flying three meters above the ground at a speed of 72 kilometres per hour, the Aero-X does not look like any other vehicle you have seen. It is a hovercraft that works like a motorcycle – an off-road vehicle that takes you off the ground.
Jetson electric e-VTOL
Jetson is a Swedish company with a mission to change the way we travel. Their aim is to make the skies available for everyone with our safe personal electric aerial vehicle.
Our prototype “proof of concept” was finished in the spring of 2018, and until now they have been very busy working on a consumer-friendly version. That project resulted in Jetson ONE, a commercially available personal electric aerial vehicle that we can own and fly. Jetson was founded by Peter Ternström and Tomasz Patan in 2017. They intend to make everyone a pilot.
Safety is our number one priority
• Race car-inspired Spaceframe safety cell design
• Can fly safely with the loss of one motor
• Hands free hover and emergency functions
• Triple redundant flight computer
• Ballistic parachute with rapid deployment time
• Lidar sensors driven terrain tracking and obstacle avoidance
A complete vehicle is $92000 and is delivered to you as a partially (50%) assembled kit for home completion. It contains everything you need, from the aluminium space frame to motor controllers, propellers and motors. You will also receive detailed build instructions.
If you want to have your own Jetson ONE, you need $22000 deposit to reserve a build slot. They plan to have twelve build slots for autumn 2022, with production starting during the summer of 2022.
The simplicity and size of the flying car means that at least US-based buyers will not need a pilot’s license and the boat does not require special certification. The only restrictions for flying owners of Jetson One are simply to follow the rules for ultralight boats: no flying at night or in densely populated areas or near airports, etc.
The multicopters (or drones) that have flooded the market are equipped with 4 or more horizontal propellers. They can hover and fly with great precision and stability thanks to their advanced electronics. An important difference from conventional helicopters is that their propellers are not rotor, i.e., they cannot change step (angle of rotation) and so changes are made only by differentiating the speed of the propeller engines.
They consist of four impellers / rotors placed at equal distances and symmetrically distributed from the centre of mass of the quadcopter. The test is performed by changing the speed of each impeller / rotor which are operated by an equal number of electric motors. The control becomes easier as long as the movement of the aircraft does not depend on the gyroscopic phenomena, since the two rotors rotate clockwise (clockwise) while the other two rotate counter clockwise (counter clockwise), eliminating with it the way the gyroscopic phenomena. The quadcopters are arranged in two arrangements depending on the direction of flight: “+” and “X”.