Inspired 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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Source Information: BBC News