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Evolution of Flying Car

welcome to Gigi I welcome to a whole new world of flying cars people have always dreamt of flying to make that dream possible they’ve come up with the most unbelievable inventions as we know flying cars didn’t appear overnight different prototypes of flying machines have been created and improved over the years and they continue to do so in this video you will see the evolution of some of these flying cars number 10 Kurtis auto plane if you think that flying cars are a ping these days you need to know that they’ve been in the news for quite a while as they started to be real in the early 1900’s the Kurtis auto plane is considered the first flying car in the world it was manufactured in the year 1970 and unveiled at the New York pan-american exposition by the aviator named Glenn Curtis the model consisted of an enclosed body with plastic windows it could be driven by a propeller powered by a 100 horsepower Curtiss oxx engine using shafts and belts a special feature about the auto plane was that it was equipped with detachable wings this car which was named the area limousine had enough room to accommodate the pilot and two passengers it also features a heater and works on a four wheel chassis it was 87 feet long with a 40 feet wingspan it could reach a maximum speed of a hundred five kilometers per hour it’s a shame that the execution of this prototype was interrupted by the beginning of the first world war number the Tam Pierre wrote of all the Tam Pierre roadable was a biplane and was exhibited for the first time at the paris air salon in the year 1920 reign Tam Pierre a French inventor flew it in the show for a short period of time Tam Pierre built it and had the intention of marketing it to the French military the roadable had two engines a 220 kilowatt hispano-suiza 8-feet water-cooled v-8 engine to fly and a kilowatt for slender and slurry engine to go on the road the wings were removable to park the vehicle in a garage it also featured lightweight components and the steering connection for the wheels it could be tucked in for less drag in the air after the show at the Paris salon tippier drove it around Paris for two hours reaching a speed of 15 meters per hour this spy plane was meters long with the 13 meter wingspan it was meters high and weighed tonnes number 8 Fulton air phibian twenty four years after the invention of the champion roadable the American architect and inventor Robert Edison Fulton jr.

Designed this roadable aircraft in 1945 the vehicle had space for only two people it featured an aluminum body with independent suspension removable wings and a tail it was also equipped with four aircraft sized wheels and a six-cylinder 165 horsepower engine although it was intended more as a roadable aircraft rather than a flying car the concept was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration and the air phibian could fly successfully Charles Lindbergh even piloted it an unfortunate fact is that the TAM pair never attracted investors due to the inherent compromises of air and car technologies and financial difficulties therefore Fulton never built a production version it could reach a maximum speed of 120 miles per hour in the air and 50 miles per hour on the ground in the later years it was used in one of the James Bond movies numbers Shepard convair car this flying car was manufactured in 1947 by the famous Swiss industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss it consisted of a fiberglass car body with space for four seats attached with a wing and engine module to the roof it had a 190 horsepower lycoming aircraft engine to fly and a small Crossley 25 horsepower engine for the road the wing and aircraft engine module could be removed and towed behind the car the convair car had a 35 foot wingspan unfortunately it was never put on the market because when it was being tested in the air it crashed and the pilot died numbers Tayler Aerocar the american engineer Moulton Taylor was inspired by the early detachable wing air phibian to make this two-seater flying vehicle the Aero car in 1949 most parts of this interesting vehicle such as the frame wings tail and ailerons were made of aluminum to make it light in addition the fuselage was covered in fiberglass panels the Aero car was also equipped with a steering wheel a hand throttle and a single 150 horsepower lycoming engine that powered a removable pusher propeller the wings which could be folded back in five minutes had a wingspan of 34 feet the design was quite sporty stable and pleasant to fly it was 21 feet long could go 60 miles per hour on the road and could fly a hundred and seventeen miles per hour the altitude this model could reach was limited to 12,000 feet and it cost between 10,000 and 25,000 dollars number five auto plane the auto plane was an idea of Leland Joey Bryan a Buick technician at General Motors Milford proving grounds in the year 1953 he started to create the first of three versions of this bolting one airplane with a fuselage frame made of welded steel it was powered by a 40 horsepower continental engine with a pusher propeller configuration the propeller which was also the power source for the auto plane on the road was protected by a cage formed for the wings when they were folded the three versions had a wingspan of just 22 feet Bryan tested the first and second version more than 1,000 miles reaching a speed of 60 miles per hour however when he was testing the third version in 1974 he crashed it and died according to reports the accident happened because a warning light did not alert Bryan that one wing have not been locked in place for flight number four Mizar flying Pinto this was a hybrid between a car and an airplane invented by Henry Smolinski this roadable aircraft was manufactured by advanced vehicle engineers of Van newest in Los Angeles California between 1971 and 1973 the design consisted of a Cessna Skymaster wing and a 210 horsepower engine assembly attached to a Ford Pinto the Cessna parts were removable but the Mizar had no provision for towing the plane parts behind the Ford Pinto when it was on the road this vehicle had space for one pilot and three passengers was also equipped with functional technologies such as air speed gauge a directional gyroscope a radio navigational equipment and an altimeter it was meters long with eight meter wingspan the entire Mizar was intended for production and expected to sell for less than $19,000 but design Henry Smolinski and pilot Harold Blake died in a test flight crash such a tragedy number three the pono’s Esperanto Jesse James a motorcycle builder created this airborne vehicle to perform stunts on his reality show monster garage in 2006 he tore out the interior of a pen hose as ferrante car to make room for a roll cage he attached handmade wings a rear tail and a propeller engine he then took the creation to an airstrip to test it near Kitty Hawk North Carolina the vehicle flew in a straight line and then hit the ground as the Wright brothers plane did in the first test flight James could get the 305 horsepower Ford v8 powered Esperanto airborne on the runway and after hitting a speed of 80 miles per hour this car flew in just three seconds which translates to about 350 feet of airborne distance that distance was three times farther than the distance flown by the Wright brothers a hundred and eight years ago number two you the Moller Skycar the Moller Skycar was developed by the Canadian engineer Paul Muller this vehicle was in testing for some decades since 1967 now it’s marketed as the fifth generation of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft though it’s basically a small vehicle but it had enough space to accommodate four passengers it’s compact size allowed it to run on the roads at a low speed for short distances but in the air it shows it’s a real power it can reach a speed between 400 and 500 km/h when it’s flying the sky car was using four rotor power turbine engines for lift and propulsion it was also equipped with short wings it was six point five meters long and had a landing footprint of ten point seven meters it had a payload of 377 kilograms it’s not worthy to know that the sky car used ethanol as fuel its price was $500,000 for a prototype number one Terrafugia transition this flying car was manufactured for the first time in 2009 by the company Terrafugia however like many similar projects it seemed at times like this vehicle would never fly now the manufacturers claim to finally be ready to put the transition into production in 2019 and happens to be the first street-legal airplane it’s compact size gives it the possibility to be parked in any garage it’s equipped with folding wings that can be stowed and deployed electrically and a big twin tail the company promises a new improvements for this two-seater vehicle these improvements include a new gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain which delivers a 400 mile range and a top speed of a hundred miles per hour comfortable interior upgraded seatbelts and airbags three rear view cameras road-going mode and a parachute system it’s noteworthy that the transition can reach the height of 9,000 feet that allows it to fly easily above traffic on the road thanks for watching subscribe now and click the notification bell icon for early updates I’ll see you guys in my next video peace bye bye now

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