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How to Fly in the Future – Flights of the Future



  Flights of the Future

Flights of the Future

Over a century after the Curtiss Autoplane built its first hops as arguably the world's first flying car, A series of New Age vehicles want to redefine how you fly from one place to another. With India part of six countries shortlisted for Uber Elevate, here's a look at ideas that take wings:

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  Volocopter

Volocopter

FOUNDER: Alexander Zosel and Stephan Wolf

POSSIBILITIES: The company claims that this New Age helicopter with 18 electric motors has a maximum flight time of 27 minutes at cruising speed with a range of 27 km

Expected to go on sale later this year or later. Price: Approx 340,000 USD

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  Samson Switchblade

Samson Switchblade

FOUNDER: Sam Bousfield

ABILITIES: Three-wheeled vehicle, which can be driven to the next runway to get into the air; Manufacturers demand maximum airspeed of over 321 km / h, with the fully loaded vehicle weighing nearly 800 kg

PLANS: Expected to be between $ 120,000 and $ 140,000 expected to go on sale later this year

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  Exo Suit of Gravity Industries

Exo Suit of Gravity Industries

FOUNDER: Richard Browning

ABILITIES: An Iron Man similar flight suit, made of composite materials, is able to produce over 1,000 horsepower, but the speed is currently limited to below 10 km / h. The suit was sold for $ 250,000

PLANS: A swarm of Exo suits seems unlikely in the foreseeable future, even if the founder at a speed of over 100 km / h and a height of 330 feet or 100 m from the ground

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  Cora & The Flyer from Kitty Hawk

Cora & The Flyer from Kitty Hawk

FOUNDER: Larry Page [ABILITY: The Flyer is a pilotless car that initially flies at 32 km / h (10 m) above the ground; it is an electrically driven and controlled with a joystick vehicle; Cora is a two-seat pilotless aircraft

PLANS: The flyer is to accelerate at further development up to 100 mph or 160 km / h; commercial release in five years is expected

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  Lilium Jet

Lilium Jet

FOUNDER: Daniel Wiegand, Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen and Matthias Meiner [19659036] 19659010] ABILITIES: Version 1 of the craft launched last year can carry five people, with a cruising speed of 300 km / h and a range of 300 km

PLANS: Develop becoming an on-air service provider with more technical improvements in the works

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  AeroMobil

AeroMobil

FOUNDER: Štefan Klein and Juraj Vaculík [19659010] ABILITIES: The AeroMobil completes the jump from the vertical takeoff to the vertical takeoff with the latest version 5.0 and has a range of up to 750 km in the air with a top speed of 360 km / h

PLANS: The price is expected to exceed $ 1.2 million and it is expected that approximately 500 units will be sold later this year

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  Vahana

Vahana

COMPANY: A 3 of Airbus

ABILITIES: The all-electric single-seater, self-built VTOL (vertical take-off and landing craft) becomes built by the Silicon Valley unit of the aviation giant

PLANS: A first major trial was successfully completed in February of this year Plans to increase the range and capabilities of the vehicle

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  AirQuad One

AirQuad One

COMPANY: Neva Aerospace

ABILITIES: A short-range, electric flying car, the short hopping of about 30 minutes at up to 30 km / h is possible

PLANS: Unspecified release date, whereby the company prohibits the use of the AirQuad for private transport, outdoor flights and extreme sports

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<caption><strong>  FOUNDER: </strong> Marcus Leng </p>
<p><strong>  POSSIBILITIES: </strong> Personal single-flight unit with vertical take-off and landing capability, powered by five electric motors; More than 12,000 miles flown since the beginning of development almost a decade ago </p>
<p>  <strong> PLANS: </strong> Start next year in North America with prices coupled at the same rate as high-end SUVs </p>
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  About Elevate

About Elevate

COMPANY: ABOUT SKILLS: The taxi giant wants to start its business with flying cars that can carry up to 200 passengers miles per hour , The air taxis would start from sky ports in skyscrapers.

PLANS: Uber announced in 2017 that in Dallas and Los Angeles 2020 flight demonstrations of its urban mobility solution Uber Air will launch commercially available travel until 2023. India is one of the six countries eligible for the Uber-Elevate program in the coming up with a wide range of air transport services.

Text: Rahul Sachitanand | ET Bureau

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