Despite the fact that flying cars haven’t taken off yet (no pun intended), people have been coming up with better ways to resolve their main problems. The “B” might helicopter car be the best design yet.
Like the Terrafugia flying hybrid, this small-scale flying car called the “B” partly addresses the issue of wing, blade size and drag. When riding, the B’s blades actually don’t protrude far out like those of the rest of the flying cars. Instead they lock into place while driving, keeping a very narrow profile.
The inventor,Witold Mielniczek, certainly thought out of the box. The vehicle has no wings, which is a major plus for full-scale cars. The wheels have no hubs, spokes, or rims either. On top of that, the blades are inside of the wheels, called driving rings, and rotate to allow the B to lift off and land vertically, eliminating the need for runways.
In other words, this little remote controlled car/plane eliminates all the drawbacks of flying cars, except probably the price. Could flying cars finally have a real future that doesn’t involve folding out huge wings or dragging a trailer behind you? It’s a brilliant design.
You can actually obtain your very own B by pledging at least £320/$500 on Kickstarter. Keep in mind that if you pledge £320, you will receive an assembly kit so you assemble the B. If you pledge upwards of £370/$575, you will receive it fully assembled and ready to use.
This project has obtained about £64,000/$99,000 (73%) of its £86,500/$134,000 goal so far. Who knows, maybe one day they’ll even make a full-scale, road-worthy model?