21 Sep
The unsubstantiated AVX Aircraft Company's new airborne SUV

In these worldwide interwebs there are a lot of vehicles “unveiled” and “released” that have absolutely no chance in hell of ever actually existing in the meat world. Such is probably the case with Texas-based AVX Aircraft Company’s new airborne SUV. While other prototype flying cars are getting closer to reality (such as the Terrafugia Flying Car), there just doesn’t seem to be enough facts or proof behind AVX’s claims to make them hold any water. They claim the vehicle was built for DARPA (the Pentagon’s Advanced Research wing), but it’s unclear if it was built with DARPA’s help or sort of built for DARPA — much like your cousin writes poems for Sophia Vergara. They claim the four-person all-terrain SUV-like vehicle converts from road to flight mode in a 60 seconds, has an air cruising speed equivalent to a light aircraft (about 140 mph), a ground speed of 80 mph and features automated takeoff/landing flight control. It also claims a range of 250 miles on one tank of fuel with a 1,040 lbs. payload, can cruise at an altitude of 10,000 ft. fully laden, and has vertical take-off ability like the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey with folding rotor blades. And while these claims may be true, I withhold faith until I see a video of it in action. Till then I’m calling bullshit.

The highly-improbable AVX Aircraft Company’s new airborne SUV in land mode…

via JamesList

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