Klein Vision’s AirCar V5, the first attempt at a flying car

The Slovakian company, Klein Vision, launched a new flying car. Starting with its maiden flight which was a success with two takeoffs and landings that were completed with no glitches. Powering the car is a 140-hp BMW engine that outputs 140 PS proving that the technology can be accessible. The AirCar V5, this flying car can transform from road vehicle into air vehicle in less than 3-minutes. The car, which was designed by professor Stefan Klein, completed two 1500’ AGL flights at Piestany Airport in Slovakia this week, achieving two full airport patterns, including two takeoffs and landings.. The AirCar V5 is a two-seat model and that the weight of the air car is 1099 kg. It can carry an additional load of 200 kg per flight. Its estimated travel range is 1,000 km and flight consumption of 18 l/h.

The AirCar can go from the ground to the sky with a takeoff of 300 m reaching speeds up to 200 km/h. But what is even impressive is the stability and controllability that is available to any pilot. Following this Klein Vision also aims to deliver a model with a certified ADEPT, 300HP engine within the next 6 next month. This time, the wings fold in and out with an up-and-over motion, and while it’s hard to think exactly why that would be better than the Aeromobil’s scissor-out wings, the process is still fully push-button automatic .