BLUFInspired by the movie, Return of the Jedi, Peter Ternstrom Co-founder of the company Jetson has manufactured a drone capable of carrying a pilot.
This article by Chris Baraniuk for BBC News states the following:
- Jetson recently released a video of its prototype personal flying machine, the Jetson ONE, an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL).
- In the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) states ultra-lights less than 115kg with a maximum speed of 101km/h can be flown without a pilot's certificate.
- The Jetson ONE offers 20 minutes of flight time on a full charge and can continue flying after losing one of its propellers.
- On-board software will attempt to prevent dangerous flying behaviour, slow the vehicle down as it approaches the ground, and use a Lidar (light detection and ranging) system.
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References from the web:
- Feb 2022 Daily Mail The real life Jetsons! Incredible £68,000 flying vehicle dubbed Jetson One takes to the skies over WATER for the first time - and is now on sale for delivery next year
- Feb 2022 Plane and Pilot The Jetson One Quadcopter Might Be The Future Of Personal Flying. And This Is Not A Joke.
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