Our vision of the modern world with flying electric cars has come closer to becoming a reality. The prototype two-seater Lilium Jet, a compact and lightweight electric plane capable of vertical take off and landing, completed an unmanned test earlier this month.
The egg-shaped aircraft can be turned on from a wall socked and could even take off from the garden even vertically, like a helicopter. Its 36 jet engines then tilt on moveable flaps from vertical to horizontal to provide forward thrust, with wings providing lift as in a normal airplane. The Lilium Jet creates no harmful emissions and is quieter than conventional aircraft. It’s estimated to have a range of about 300 kilometers and a maximum cruising speed of 300 kilometers per hour.
Each of the engines is shielded individually, so problem in one can’t affect the others. Let’s watch the video of our future!
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