Modern concepts of vintage flying carsDecember 5, 2019
The Scottish startup LeaseFetcher, decided to pay tribute to “all the creators of flying cars” with a series of visualizations showing flying cars that were implemented based on their original patents.
The first patent for a flying car dates back to 1901, when Joel Trout Rice filed documents to “state” that he had invented “some new and useful improvements for aircraft,” providing “a complete, clear and accurate description of his invention that would help to other specialists in this field of technology to create and use his best practices in the future. ” Since then, people have been working to optimize the concept of a flying car and, finally, make it real and commercially available to the masses.
Many companies also participated in the development of flying cars, and more recently, the South Korean company Hyundai became the first automaker to launch a special unit that will work on the development of flying cars.
The Scottish startup LeaseFetcher, decided to pay tribute to “all the creators of flying cars” with a series of visualizations showing flying cars that were implemented based on their original patents. The first in the series is Henry J. Snook’s 1912 flying machine, which uses a pair of giant rotating corkscrews. The following drawing leads us to 1939 and the aircraft of Bruce L. Beals Jr., which uses a more traditional design.
In 1959, Einarsson Einar patented his futuristic aircraft, which is transformed from air to road vehicles “using seamless flaps and hidden compartments for propellers.” Fast forward to 1996, when a flying car, Jung-Do Key, was registered. – A Korean designer installed wings and a propeller on Renault 5. Since 2001, Bradford Sorensen’s flying car has been offering a radically different solution with counter-rotating blades.
In 2003, the Larry D Long aircraft appeared with several horizontal and vertical propellers, as well as with a design that was inspired by ordinary passenger cars. 13 years later, Akash Girendra Baro presented his concept with four vertical lifting rotors.
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