Flying cars have captured the imagination of science-fiction fans for generations. I’ve always wanted one, and now there are a few flying cars which are coming to market, but one of the most interesting ones is from aviation pioneer Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites.
He’s designed and made a two-seat flying plane that looks a lot like two small submarines attached by a small wing. So far, the plane has made some passes down the roadway but has yet to make it to the air.
She has a range of 760 miles in the air and 820 miles on the roadway, and it works a bit like a Chevrolet Volt. She uses the batteries to help provide boost when taking off and uses gasoline motors to charge and power the electric drives.
- Burt Rutan Designs Hybrid Flying Car (wired.com)
- The Model 367 “BiPod” hybrid flying car designed by Burt Rutan (gizmag.com)
- Two Flying Cars Seek Road Approval; Future Finally Here (pcworld.com)
- Burt Rutan designed roadable plane for Scaled Composites (nextbigfuture.com)