NASA crowns winner in $250k “flying automotive” contest

NASA crowns winner in $250k "flying car" contest

Flying automobiles come fairly excessive up the typical gadget geek’s wishlist, so it is fairly encouraging to see NASA funding a $250,000 contest that would ultimately produce a pioneering car that may fly and drive. Though not one of the winners this time round can truly obtain the 2 feats, all of them have options that have a tendency in the direction of the PAV (or Private Plane Car) space of the Basic Aviation spectrum. The winner was the Pipistrel Virus, a $70,000 plane that may do 50 MPG and take off on brief runways, while having a prime velocity of one hundred seventy MPH. The business nonetheless appears to have some time to go but, seeing as NASA awarded a prize to the Cessna 172, which has been flying in a single type or one other for virtually half a century.

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