The world’s first fully functioning electric flying racing car has come to life with the Alauda- an EV company based in Adelaide, South Australia designed airspeeder MK3. It will take part in a racing series this year.
While watching Sci-Fi movies, we always come across something that affects the human mind so much that they want them in real life. If we look towards flying car something from Star Wars, or Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. Here’s the cool example of airspeed mk3 which will take of very soon this year. Alauda, the Australian aviation firm was working on this for the last 2 years is all set to accelerate a new aerial mobility revolution.
The MK3 is the “world’s first fully functioning flying electric racing car. The car is the electrical vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) remotely controlled by pilots from the ground.
The very first electric flying car racing series, Airspeeder has signed the United Nations sustainability pledge committing to long-term sustainability.
MK3 Is A Huge Technological Advancement In The Development Of The World’s First Racing Car Series.
Power of MK3
The Mk3 comes with a 96kW electric powertrain (129 horsepower). The unmanned aircraft weighs 220 pounds (100kg) and can fly at speed of over 75 mph (120 km/h).
This first unmanned eVTOL craft includes LiDAR and radar collision avoidance systems. The technology creates a ‘virtual forcefield’ around the craft. This allows safe racing. The mk3 features a carbon fiber frame and fuselage chosen for its strength, stiffness, and lightweight properties, which ensure maneuverability, performance, and efficiency.
Maneuverability and Stability
According to the speedster, the “octocopter X formation,” setup increases both maneuverability and stability. The pilot will be able to complete the same hairpin turns as the cars on the Albert Park Circuit, but can also move vertically i.e., it can also move up and down.
The octocopter configuration adds an important measure of vehicle redundancy. It also ensures the craft land safely and remains in control if a rotor or battery system fails.
Rapid Pit Stops
The construction of the Mk3 flying car is in such a way to execute rapid pit stops. The Alauda engineers have developed an innovative ‘slide and lock system’ for the quick replacement of depleted batteries during racing.
“The unveiling of the world’s first full-sized electric flying racing car is a landmark moment in the dawn of a new mobility revolution,” – Ass Matthew Pearson, Founder of Airspeeder and Alauda Aeronautics. “The world’s first electric flying car races will take place this year and will be the most exciting and progressive motorsport on the planet.”
Alauda is currently building 10 identical other MK3 racer crafts drawing on expertise from companies like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, and McLaren. Alauda also planning to deliver a flying car MK4 that we can actually sit in. Airspeeder is planning to launch the manned Mk4 Airspeeder vehicle in 2022 for racing in the skies.
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