The Australian start-up Alauda has assembled its own flying “car” Airspeeder Alauda Mark 1 from the body of the race car. The resultant giant vertical vertical takeoff and landing copter will participate in the races of flying vehicles scheduled for 2019.
“Autosport exists because we have cars. Any type of transport develops, because different companies constantly strive to make their development the best - to fly faster, higher. So we, creating Airspeeder Alauda Mark 1, planned to make it something like a Ferrari, “- explained the head of the startup Matt Pearson.
The first controlled flight of Airspeeder Alauda Mark 1 will take place in early 2018, and the race is scheduled start-up in 2019. The event continues to pass the stage of coordination with the authorities, which, it seems, do not particularly object to its holding. The main thing is to bring the technical condition of vehicles to the requirements specified in the rules of the local state traffic police.
The aircraft will be able to reach speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour, and it will be powered by a battery similar to that found in the Tesla Model S. Similar to the Airspeeder Alauda Mark 1, aircraft are made in other countries. There is a similar development in Russia. Probably, it is their creators that Australians also plan to attract to participate in the races.