Thursday, April 20, 2017

Freak out over this video of the coolest flying car yet

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Well, that's pretty amazing.

Lilium Aviation dropped a video showing the successful test flight of its all-electric flying car—aka vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype, per The Verge—and it's something to behold. 

The vehicle gets its vertical lift thanks to the 36 electric jets mounted on the vehicle's wings on a dozen movable flaps pointed downward, giving it enough force to lift straight up like a helicopter.

Once the vehicle is in the air, those flaps can be pivoted to turn that thrust horizontally, enabling, well, flying. 

When done, the vehicle can then go back to vertical thrust and diminish the thrust for a smooth (we assume) landing straight down.  Read more...

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