This is cool. Swedish company Jetson has developed a flying vehicle that resembles a drone. It can take one person, the driver. Sales have already started. Deliveries will start in fall 2022. One of them has been sold to someone in Stockholm.
The way I understand it, they are not classified as airplanes, but as drones. That means they can be driven almost like a car, but not in restricted areas and only up to a certain height.
What impresses me the most, is that the first time I heard about Jetson, was when it was already being marketed and sold. They have managed to develop it without falling for the temptation of talking to the press trying to hausse it before they had it working.
I am also impressed that they are selling it so "cheap". Less than 100,000 dollars is what you have to pay for one of the higher-end Teslas. A Tesla can take more than one person, but future Jetsons are likely to do that too.
|Jetson weight:||86KG / 190LBS|
|Maximum pilot weight:||95KG / 210LBS|
|Dimensions:||2480mm / 1500mm / 1030mm|
|Width when folded:||900mm|
|Flight time:||20 minutes|
|Top level flight speed:||software limited to 102km/h (63mph)|
|Service Ceiling:||above 1500 feet AGL|
|Flight controls:||3 axis joystick, throttle lever|
|Battery type:||high discharge Lithium-Ion|
|Charging Time:||1h on 220V, 2h on 110V|
|Max total power output:||88KW|
|Chassis type:||all-aluminium space airframe|
|Motor type:||high power output electric brushless outrunner|
Before buying a Jetson ONE, you should know that:
"A complete vehicle is 92 000 USD and is delivered to you as a partially (50%) assembled kit for home completion. It contains everything you need, from the aluminium space frame to motor controllers, propellers and motors. You will also receive detailed build instructions.
If you want to have your own Jetson ONE, please contact us for purchase. 22 000 USD deposit to reserve a build slot. We plan to have twelve build slots for autumn 2022, with production starting during the summer of 2022."
All vehicles built in 2022 have been sold, but there are three still available from the 2023 production.
Would you like to own a Jetson ONE? Would you dare fly one? 😃
Best regards, Niklas 🎈
I mean they are pretty cool but…
I don't want to sound like a negative pessimistic person. BUT.. I have a drivers license and I am pretty sure many others do too. If you drive a lot, you will notice how many irresponsible drivers there exists. I imagine the damage in an airborne vechicle would amount to alot more than a normal car accident if an accident were to happen. This makes me scared.