Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Larry Page's Kitty Hawk startup has been working on several different personal flight projects, including a self-piloting, electric VTOL air taxi that can be used for Uber Elevate-style aerial commuting. The Silicon Valley company has also been working on something a little more fun. A solo flying multi-copter called the Flyer. Recently, the team released images and partial specs on what looks to be the final production design. Check out the video at the bottom.


Flight time is somewhere around 12 to 20 minutes, depending on pilot weight and the speed you're flying at. In terms of safety, Kitty Hawk has currently decided to limit altitude to between 3 to 10 ft (0.9 to 3 m), and maximum speed to 20 mph (32 km/h).

The company says you can learn to fly it in "less than an hour," and fly it without a pilot's license as an ultralight aircraft, meaning you'll need to keep it away from populated areas.





It makes you want to jump in and go! It also looks a little less dangerous than the jet packs or the flying boards.




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