Poznan, Poland-based Jetson Aerohas accomplished preliminary flights of what it hopes will likely be a private drone quick and nimble sufficient to make for entertaining racing. For now, although, the Jetson Speeder is much less an aerial go-kart and extra an eight-motor aircraft-aluminum H with a carbon-fiber seat within the center.
Within the video under, the proof-of-concept Speeder completes a sequence of low-altitude, low-speed maneuvers in Tuscany, Italy, throughout its second flight. Lofted by eight 18-hp motors claimed to supply 94 kilos of thrust every, the Speeder is claimed to have a most velocity of 62 mph (100 kph) and 15-20 minutes’ endurance. Weight with batteries is claimed to be 166 kilos.
There is no such thing as a doubt quite a lot of R&D and flight check between the fundamental prototype and the corporate’s conception of smooth racing craft, although the unducted props elevate the potential for unsportsmanlike conduct on the race course.
Ehang introduced final February that it had flown “40 or so” passengers in its Ehang 184 autonomos VTOL.