In the spirit of aviation engineers and pioneers everywhere, an inventor in the Philippines said his homemade flying car has completed its first successful test flight after six years of development.
Kyxz Mendoza of Quezon City said his “Ultralight Aircraft” reached heights of 25 feet during the test flight, which was recorded on video and is shown above.
He said the test flight came after six years of working on his invention.
”We’ve been having bad weather so it took as a while after our deadline before we can finally show it to our followers. But after two months of tuning, here it is. I hope everyone will give this vehicle a positive reaction. This was only a dream for us five years ago,” Mendoza said.
The inventor said he is seeking investors so he can mass-produce the vehicles. ”It’s a flying car type of vehicle that uses drone technology or multicopter technology to fly. It’s like a drone car,” he said. ”I wanted it to be a sports car, a flying Lamborghini, maybe. The design was a trial and error process. Some materials burned up on use. Other materials didn’t quite work.”
The drone / car space has received quite a bit of traction recently with major car manufactures such as Porsche said to be in development of a drone car. Ehang has been working on a passenger drone for a number of years with its model 184 drone.
Other manufacturers both large and small are also working on passenger drones.