We’ve written our fair share about flying vehicles here at TechTheLead but the one we’re presenting today might just be right up there for the title of the smallest flying vehicle we’ve seen yet.
Filipino inventor Kyxz Mendiola has built this aerial ride out of his own pocket, in the span of six years and he has dubbed it the ‘Koncepto Millenya’. The flying car uses a metal frame with a carbon fiber shell that is normally used in aircraft engineering.
The vehicle works by combining drone and computer technology: it has no less than 16 motors, 16 propellers and 16 onboard computers to keep it going.
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The one-seater needs 2.5 hours to recharge its batteries and can only stay in the air for 15 minutes. Nonetheless, it flies and it’s perfectly capable of taking you fast across short distances, if the need arises.
I want it to be like a sports car. Like a Lamborghini that flies. Its design came from trial and error. Like how I sourced out its parts. At first, it caught fire. Then I bought the wrong parts.
Mendiola revealed that he plans to mass produce the Koncepto Millenya and even upgrade it to a two-seater version and that, at the moment, he is looking for investors.
Would you hitch a ride or you’d rather stay grounded for the time being?