After seeing a number of movies of the Jetson One flying over golf programs, deserts and timber, we caught our first in-person glimpse of the flying machine in Southern California. At first look, the Jetson One seems to be as if a drone and a Formulation One automobile had a child.
Within the cockpit, there are two joysticks: one brings the automobile up and down, and the opposite controls ahead, again, left, proper and yaw. With the assistance of the flight pc, Jetson’s co-founder and head of innovation, Tomasz Patan, says anybody can study to fly it in “minutes.”
It is absolutely electrical, with the battery tucked beneath the pilot’s bucket seat, which is made out of carbon fiber and Kevlar. The Jetson One has sufficient motors that it could keep in flight even after one motor fails. GPS on the highest and lidar on the underside energy an automatic-landing characteristic, and, in keeping with Patan, a ballistic parachute within the again can “prevent within the worst case situation from 20 meters.”
The eight propellers are unfold out throughout 4 arms that fold away for simple storage and transportation.
The Jetson One was designed to fulfill the FAA necessities for an ultralight automobile, which means it could possibly be flown with no pilot’s license within the US. With a flight time of 20 minutes, the primary objective of the Jetson One is to have an excellent time and get a style of what it is wish to fly.
The Jetson One is offered on the market for $98,000, with an $8,000 deposit. They’re nonetheless within the testing part, however senior adviser Rikard Steiber says the corporate has “a whole lot of preorders” and hopes to start out having the autos hit the skies within the US in lower than a 12 months.
To see the Jetson One in motion, take a look at the video on this article.