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The Airscooter would be a personal flying machine, offering an alternative to cars

The future of traveling
  • Franky Zapata has unveiled his latest creation: the Airscooter
  • This personal flying machine is designed to offer an alternative to cars
  • It can zip through the air at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour

Published on Apr 26, 2024 at 11:37AM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 3, 2024 at 3:43PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
Personal flying machine Airscooter

Inventor Franky Zapata, known for his daring feats on the Flyboard Air hoverboard, has unveiled his latest creation – it’s called the Airscooter.

This incredible personal flying machine is designed to offer an alternative to cars.

And it can zip through the air at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour.

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Imagine a cute little egg-shaped cockpit, where anyone – with just a little training – can take control and soar up to heights of 9,800 feet.

It’s a bit like the flying cars from The Jetsons, if you’re a fan of old cartoons.

This amazing flying car is one of a kind, and it’s practical too.

A trip that would normally take two hours by car during rush hour can be completed in just 10 minutes with the Airscooter.

But it’s not all fun and games; this flying machine also helps the environment.

Although it does use a bit of fuel, its carbon footprint is like that of a car.

The Airscooter is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, meaning it doesn’t need much space to take off.

Plus, its hybrid-electric propulsion system allows for a flight time of up to two hours – longer than any other VTOL out there.

But why do we need inventions like the Airscooter?

Well, imagine a future where traffic jams are a thing of the past, where you can glide effortlessly over the rivers and cities instead of being stuck in gridlock.

These kinds of inventions offer us freedom and flexibility, making our lives easier and more enjoyable.

Let’s also take a look at the specifications of this unique flying Airscooter.

Zapata Airscooter can zoom through the sky at a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour, while its cruise speed is a steady 80 kilometers per hour.

Despite its capabilities, it’s lightweight, weighing just 115 kilograms, and can carry a maximum payload of 120 kilograms.

Its fuel tank holds 18.9 liters of petrol, and it measures 340 x 340 x 256 centimeters.

Who’s behind this futuristic creation? None other than Franky Zapata himself.

The guy we know for crossing the English Channel on a hoverboard to creating flying go-karts.

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