Philippines inventor takes 'flying car' for successful test flight
Six years of working on 'Ultralight Aircraft', a Philippines man conducted first successful test flight of his homemade flying car. Kyxz Mendoza of Quezon City was elated to see his invention flying at 25 feet during the test flight and also posted the video online. He said the 'Ultralight Aircraft' uses drone-style multi-copter technology to attain flight and it took six years to develop it.
"We've been having bad weather so it took us a while after our deadline. But after two months of tuning, here it is. I hope everyone will give this vehicle a positive reaction. This was only a dream for us five years ago," UPI quoted Mendoza as saying. After the successful maiden flight, the inventor is now seeing investors to mass-produce the vehicles.
''It's a flying car type of vehicle that uses drone technology or multi-copter technology to fly. It's like a drone car," Mendoza said, adding, "I wanted it to be a sports car, a flying Lamborghini, maybe. The design was a trial and error process. Some materials burned up on use. Other materials didn't quite work.''