Have you ever wanted to own a flying car?Well, the future might just be bright for you as the latest developments out of US-based Jetoptera are bringing us one step closer to your sci-fi fantasy being a reality.
Jetoptera and their extended line of fluidic propulsion-powered aircraft are revolutionizing the world of bladeless aviation options. Their technology is decades ahead of our current helicopter and aircraft designs, and many are buzzing about the opportunity to use this propulsion system in everything from drones, military spacecraft, and even personal transportation.
Jetoptera still has a long way to go before they are ready for consumers, but that doesn’t stop us from taking a closer look and dreaming of the future of flight and travel.
Here is our vision for the commute of the near future: sleek, compact, and faster than a race car.Take off and land vertically and fly at 200 mph. Have the range (200 mi) to do multiple stops for an air taxi service, or simply go farther. All in a package half the size of a helicopter with no large spinning propellers.
In fact, no propellers. Our fluidic propulsion is powered by a gas generator, based on efficient and well understood gas turbines. We are not relying on batteries of the potentially distant future. And yet we are completely adaptable to such batteries should they become available. But what about the noise, you ask? The velocity of our exhaust is less than 300 mph. This results in a dramatic reduction of noise compared to a turbojet or turbofan. And much less noise than a helicopter as well.