B is for flying car and Witold Mielniczek is the driver.

"B" is the hybrid of a quadcopter and rc (remote controlled) car and is the latest Kickstarter to hint at the revoltution of flying cars comming soon. B is the brainchild of UK designer Witold Mielniczek his prototype rear wheel-drive vehicle has a tough polycarbonate body, and four wheels referred to as driving rings. Each ring is driven not by a center-mounted axle, but instead by cog mechanisms at the bottom of the rim. This leaves the center of the rings clear for four 7-inch propellers, which allow the vehicle to get airborne on the fly.

The driving rings are flexible and removable, so they won’t snap every time B makes a hard landing. The propellers are also flexibly-mounted, adding to the vehicle’s crash-worthiness.

Power is provided by an 11.1-volt lithium-polymer battery, which reportedly provides up to 15 minutes of combined driving and flying per charge. Additionally, an onboard 720p video camera can record point-of-view footage to a Micro SD card.

Mielniczek has a working prototype, and now hopes to add features such as full waterproofing (allowing it to also serve as a sort of boat), the ability to suck itself onto walls, and a smartphone control app. Eventually, he might even look into the possibility of building a full-sized passenger-carrying vehicle based on the technology, that could be used for humanitarian purposes.

Before any of that can happen, however, he needs to raise production funds, so he’s turned to a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of £320 (US$484) will get you a ready-to-assemble B, when and if the funding goal is met. If you don’t want to supply your own transmitter and would like to get a fully-assembled model, you’ll need to pledge £400 ($605).

Full credit to Witold Mielniczek for the product and video, kickstarter for the particulars and www.kickstarter.com/projects/2017062404/b-go-beyond


By: scarfilm (270.80)

Tags: liveleakers, Witold Mielniczek, B, kickstarter, car, quadcopter, hybrid

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