In Moscow during the presentation of the crashed air taxi, which costs 12 million rubles (about 500 thousand UAH).
Prototype flying taxi, developed by “Bartini”, fell in the first test. The presentation of the unit was held in the innovation center “SKOLKOVO”, where they broadcast live. This is reported by Russian media.
A funny video has already managed to circumnavigate the network. As seen in the frames, the prototype air taxi barely made it up in the air for a moment, flew a few meters and fell into the snow.
Model tests conducted by the laboratory of urban flight together with the international Agency of air mobility McFly.
Failing the test commented the CEO of the developer company “Bartini” Ilya Khanykov. According to him, the unit is off in the middle of the flight due to the fact that cold after a long wait beginning of the tests. According to broadcast, to a short demonstration flight prepared more than 30 minutes.
“We don’t know what happened. We need to remove the data from the flight control, to look at telemetry, to look like practiced flight controller control signals from the operator. We don’t know yet, or is it a program error or operator error,” said Chanikov.
According to him, this demonstration has shown that such devices need indoor space.
“The sample, such that tests are carried out”, – he added.
The prototype in the video is a drone that looks like a air taxi in miniature and is worth 12 million rubles. The launch of the full version is scheduled for 2020. The developers say that it will be able to carry four people at speeds up to 250 kilometers per hour.
I wonder who will dare to take part in testing the full version of the Russian air-taxi…
We will remind, in April the first in Russia attempt to deliver parcels by drone failed – from takeoff drone “Mail of Russia” crashed against the wall of the building.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.