Date: 7 months ago   Category: Transport

The Russian designers have created a pilotless air taxi — Rambler News Service


The Russian experts have created the working sample of the pilotless air taxi, Izvestia with reference to the center of prototyping of NITU "MISIS" "Kinetics" writes. Electrolyte combines in itself function of the quadcopter, "the flying wing" and a so-called konvertoplan that allows to use similar devices for passenger traffic within the city. The prototype weighs about 60 kilograms and can gather speed to 200 kilometers per hour, at the same time production models will have an opportunity to disperse up to 300 kilometers per hour. Introduction of new development is planned for 2020. According to experts, the Russian development will be able to compete with foreign in the international market, at the same time foreign analogs disperse to speed not higher than 100 kilometers per hour now. However experts have warned that the lack of the regulatory base is an obstacle for mass introduction of an air taxi in the country, besides, for this purpose creation of a security system of flights will also be required.

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