Developers from the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects and the Institute of Thermophysics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences are working on a project called Cyclocar, a small-sized innovative flying car powered by cyclic propellers.
The first full-size prototype flying car is scheduled to fly in less than a year. The developers promise that Cyclocar will be able to carry around six passengers or lift more than 600 kg of cargo.
The Cyclocar will be larger than a car, but more compact than a helicopter. Unlike helicopters, it will be able to land on both horizontal and inclined surfaces.
The developers believe piloting the flying car will be even easier than driving a conventional one with an automatic transmission. The Cyclocar will come with an option of piloting via a mobile device. The wonder machine’s claimed top speed is up to 250 km per hour, with an impressive flight range of up to 500 km.