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Niklas
2021-12-10, 10:06

Jetson, flying ”car”, can be yours for less than 100,000 USD

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.

» Jetson - Personal Electric Aerial Vehicle

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.

Technical specifications
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 🎈

Jetson - Personal Electric Aerial Vehicle
  • Edited by Niklas 2021-12-15, 15:57
JayCricket
2021-12-10, 14:44
#1

Cool.

I'd prolly dare to fly one, but I have no interest in actually owning one. 🙃


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Tismon
2021-12-10, 15:49
#2

I mean they are pretty cool but…

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.


Correlation does not equal causation.

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  • Edited by Tismon 2021-12-10, 15:50
JayCricket
2021-12-10, 21:41
#3

#2: sure. just look at how some people drive those scooters/bikes that litters our cities for these past 2-5 years.
Some people have no business driving anything.


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  • Edited by JayCricket 2021-12-10, 21:41
Tismon
2021-12-10, 23:45
#4

#3: Yes! So while a flying car - drone - is cool concept, maybe it should require some special kind of drivers license?


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JayCricket
2021-12-11, 00:48
#5

#4: yeah, they really should.


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Evelina
2021-12-11, 13:15
#6

#4: Yeah there definitely should be!

I mean I even have to get a new driver's license in Sweden because my American one is not valid here after one year. They are normally pretty strict about these things.

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