Ever wanted to fly? Not like being a private pilot, in a small plane, but all by yourself in the air? This just might be as close as you get without diving off a mountain.
It's a real company, Martin Aircraft, and a real product. Currently in flight testing, and likely to be sold to small businesses that will rent it to you for a while. Last price I could track down was $50,000.
It has a 5 gallon gas tank, runs on high test, and has a maximum range of 31.5 miles at 63 mph. It has a planned ceiling of 8000 feet, although they haven't tested that, yet.
This would cover my commute easily. Instead of driving through school zones at 15 mph, I could zip over them.
We can dream, can't we?
That is wicked cool. Now, where did I put that credit card...ReplyDelete