Many of us must have imagined being able to fly to our destination especially when stuck in traffic jams or at risk of running late to work.
The latest vehicle improves upon the concept that made regular drones, which you see flying in parks, possible to allow humans to travel.
The entire thing looks and sounds very exciting. It’s understandable if you’re curious to know more. How many people can it fit? What’s the speed of flight? How long can it fly for? Etc.
Let’s go over what the Passenger Drone has to offer!
The Passenger Drone is the Future?
The Passenger Drone brand seems to be focused on providing the public with an easy way to commute and that too, without any flying experience!
The newly launched personal drone took three years to develop and is supposed to be easy to operate. All a passenger needs to do is use the touchscreen to select the destination, and the drone will fly them to there.
It’s able to go up to 75 km/h and is all about preventing stress from traffic jams public transport. Making a short trip to your friend’s house or meeting the family on your very own Personal Drone is definitely going to look as cool as it sounds!
The body of this drone has been made of carbon fiber composites. This also means that this vehicle is durable and more than capable of facing different weather conditions.
Also, except the main power cables, there are no other wires inside the new vehicle. Everything in this drone is run on Fibre Optics.
The overall design has been kept minimalistic. The parts include a cockpit, propellers, and legs. Going into more detail, the cockpit has an oval-ish design.
There are two passenger seats inside. The front passenger has access to the touchscreen as well as the joystick. The second passenger seat is behind the first one.
The sides (doors) and the front of the cockpit are clear, so you’re able to take in your surroundings as you fly through the air. This vehicle has 16 propellers. The length comes in at 165″, the width is 90″, and the height is 70″.
The design of the Passenger Drone is appealing. The bright red color is stunning, and it only ends up looking cooler as this drone makes its way through the air.
16 electric engines power the Passenger Drone. Overall operation is quiet and economical as the electric engines don’t take too long to charge. One a single full-charge the flight time has a 20-25 minute limit.
This Passenger Drone lands and takes off vertically. While this vehicle can fly automatically, there is also a manual flight mode which makes use of a joystick.
The company’s “innovative in-house developed adaptive flight control algorithm” is what’s able to keep this drone stable when facing most weather conditions.
The overall performance can be described as efficient and hassle-free. It doesn’t make too much noise as it flies through the sky. Furthermore, the speed it’s able to offer ranges from 60 to 75 km/h. The featured touchscreen controls are easy to use and read.
The Passenger Drone features remote LTE (4G) telemetry as well as control capability. All of this means that you are able to send the entire flight information in real time. You can also make use of situational awareness, real-time weather radar, ADS-B display of local air traffic, and immersive 3D Terrain data.
The brand’s Ground Control and Monitoring Center is also able to remotely control the drone to ensure safety and vehicle efficiency through 4G technology. The brand has done its best to ensure the safety of the passengers inside this drone.
- The empty weight of this drone (including the batteries) is 240kg (520lbs)
- Maximum takeoff weight comes in at 360kg (800lbs)
- The maximum thrust offered by this vehicle is 560kg (1230lbs)
- Maximum payload is 120KG or 270lbs
- The Passenger Drone’s maximum speed is around 60-70km/h (near to 45mph)
- Without a range extender, the average flight time is 20-25 minutes.
- It has two passenger seats.
- The overall dimensions are 4200mm (L) x 2300mm (W) x 1800mm (H)
- It has 16 propellers.
- This drone is powered by 16 engines.
Though the Passenger Drone is impressive, there are some concerns. What will happen to the Passenger Drone if it runs out of power mid-flight? What about air traffic controls? What are safety features? How much will it cost? Etc.
You can expect the brand to answer these questions and more in the coming days. For now, what’s important is to note that technology is advancing at a breakneck rate and after flying drones, we might just get flying cars down the line!