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Electric flying vehicle BlackFly ready for take-off

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 23, 2018 16:04

Electric flying vehicle BlackFly ready for take-off

California-based startup Opener has unveiled what it describes as a “safe and affordable flying vehicle”. BlackFly is a lightweight fixed-wing aircraft with simple to operate controls, meaning no pilot’s licence will be needed to operate it. Reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, Opener says it has spent nine years developing the craft and clocked up at least 1,400 flights with more than 12,000 miles flown. BlackFly has eight propulsion systems, spread across two wings, to counter any unexpected failures. A single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle, Opener says the vehicle is primarily designed to operate from small grassy areas and travel distances of up to 40 miles at a maximum speed of 72 mph.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 23, 2018 16:04

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