Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Workhorse Surefly could become a two-seat sportscar of the skies

The Workhorse Surefly will have a range of 70 miles and a top speed of 70 ...
                                                                    (Credit: Workhorse)








The 2017 Paris Air Show begins two weeks from now, bringing a rash of new announcements at the bleeding edge of commercial aerospace. Foremost among them this year is a very credible, two-seat flying car.

The 1,100 kg Workhorse Surefly uses an electric quadcopter layout with two contra-rotating propellers on each corner and a range-extending petrol engine, giving it a range of 70 miles and a top speed of 70 mph. The gas engine can then be fueled quickly with petroleum for immediate onward flight.
The Surefly thus could easily become a two-seat sportscar of the skies with a very affordable price tag.
The most comforting factor is the expertise Workhorse has already demonstrated in all the key aspects of the design.


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