The flying buggy fabricated by Jetson Aero is not trying to be a flying car, it is made for the entertainment of the owner, and to fly in the countryside. It has been made to get funny. It is a vehicle that looks like it has been taking out of a Star Wars film, looks like the Luke Skywalker car or the flying motorbike of “The Mandalorian”, it is like a science fiction vehicle.
The Swedish company has been developing the vehicle since 2018, when they showed a prototype and start flying. It is a one-person cabin with a fuselage made with aluminium and carbon fiber. It has four engines with two helixes in each one with 118 horsepower. It weight is 90 kilogrammes and has a flying autonomy of 15 minutes with the vehicle in maximum power.
It is very easy to control, the pilot has a joystick on his right hand and an accelerator on his left hand. It has two pedals to shift too. It has a computer that controls the pilot’s actions to modulate the engines. But the company has said that some classes and practice are needed to control the vehicle perfectly.
The computer is connected with a LiDAR system that use laser beams to make a three-dimensional map of the road to avoid the obstacles. Jetson Aero has secured that if one engine breaks, the other has the capacity to make a safety landing. And if the two engines break, it has a ballistic parachute that open in a few seconds to avoid an accident.
Until this moment, Jetson Aero has announced that they have sold all the production of this 2022, 12 vehicles, and the vehicles that they are launching in 2023, they have sold everything except three. All this vehicles has been sold for $92,000.