Who doesn't love the idea of a flying car? Slovakia-based
have just demonstrated their Flying Roadster 3.0 prototype and started a regular flight-testing program in real flight conditions.
The AeroMobil has been under development since 1990.
As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long.
In its car form, it has a top speed on land of 100 mph and a range of 580 miles. It can also take off inside 300 metres (ideally on grass) and land within 50 metres, making it highly flexible. It also sports two seats.
Rather than a billionaires toy, Aeromobil sees its largest potential market in the emerging countries of Africa and Asia where roads are poor or non-existent.
I finished 14 hours of automotive engineering videos for the video course back in October. It's been a hectic few months and I'm finally ready to share some pretty exciting news: I've moved the video production to the UK. To Manchester, to be precise. And I'm building a proper studio where we can be more productive, more creative and shoot in even better quality.
I've had quite a few questions from people about why I chose to use an MX5 Miata for the video series. Was it sponsored? Am I an expert with them? Because I love them? The answer is... it just seemed the best choice at the time. Now, with hindsight, I realise it was the best possible choice in the world. Here's the story...
We've been filming and releasing videos every week since getting into the new studio. The course now has 9.5 hours of pro-quality video, fully subtitled and I'm really proud of what we're producing! We're using CGI anywhere it helps understanding, and the general quality and feel of the videos is at an all-time high.