The 10 year old me just had a moment 'down there' when looking at the renders.
Imran Sheikh
Without rudder turning will be tricky.. I would suggest making an IC version first to see if it's really possible.. also the seating position needs to be pulled back for better center of gravity.. good to see a company that care for real future..
The propellers would need to be mounted considerably above the centre of gravity or any turbulence will flip it. Having one propeller enclosed and in front of the driver/pilot would significantly reduce visibility, particularly in low speed manouvers.
Leonard Foster Jr
This stuff never leaves tethers and a few feet off the ground Vaporware However $$$$ will be lifted from peoples bank accounts.
I really like it. Double wing means a wider CG envelope. Thrust vectoring covers all aspects of manoeuvrability. As both an Aircraft maintenance engineer and an Aerospace Design consultant of over 30 years, I am excited by this design. Keep it all electric and get it launched.
Who needs electric cars. Sign me up.
Hahah! The DMC-12 a supercar? That thing was so gutless the original model did 0-60 in near 10 seconds.
Unlike the other comments,not being a engineer have no clue how well it works but it's quite beautiful.
If you believe the DMC-12 was a "Supercar", then you're likely to believe the DR-7 project will, one day, actually get off the ground. (pun intended)
I think Paul DeLorean learned more than just design from his famous uncle.
I have been wrong before, but I believe there will never be a flying-car. The problem is reality vs theory. 1st problem, wind….100 feet or so above obstacles, the wind is fairly constant. When descending below that, artificial wind gusts are produced from buildings, trees, ect. Which will make landing very tricky, and with little room to spare, collisions seem inevitable. 2. Weather, nice morning to go to work, the weather can change later in the day. So….stay at work, call for a ride or chance it. 3. Fuel, tell me again how to refuel. Just “drop” in at a local gas station? Carry home jerry cans of fuel? Land on a road, (never mind the cars already on the road). People cut in front of us all the time, imagine one dropping in. 4. Have a “quick one” on the way home. Picture a cop writing an aerial DUI. 5. Rules of the road…the rules would have to be rewritten dramatically (and followed). 6. Other flying cars. It would be conceivable to land on-top or collide with another FC (flying car) due to limited visibility. (I know, technology is our savior and avoidance software will save us). 7. Crash protection.. it would be very limited due to the light weight needed for flight. The FC’s cannot be built with the protection that motor vehicles have. 8. Insurance premiums would be out-of-sight. 9. Damage… FC’s would be subject to airworthiness issues from scratched plastic windshields, missing or dented body panels, hard landings etc. 10. Non emergency situations would become major problems if a fan belt broke, or battery/alternator died, low oil, low fuel, broken connection…that list goes on and on 11. Your teenage son decides to take it for a joy ride in the middle of the night. 12. Taking off will cause extreme wind…..goodbye front house windows. 13. What a way for a criminal to escape. 14. Last…..imagine the news story, Flying Car Crashes Into Elementary School Yard,….. digital video at 11.