This flying car could be used for patrol in China


You get to see a lot of interesting gadgets in China, but you probably wouldn’t have seen a flying car coming.

A new ‘airphibious’ — i.e., a car that can travel in the air as well as on the ground — has been developed in China. It weighs 100kg and has four propellers that can stick out from the sides. It doesn’t just roll and pitch, it can also yaw, i.e., rotate around its own axis in mid-air.

In China, they call it “Sai Ling” which translates to “swift gazelle” in English. Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) take credit for development of this vehicle, which was exhibited at the Third China Helicopter Exposition in organized in Tianjin.

Unlike a plane, the Sai Ling doesn’t require a runway to take off; it can take off — and land, for that matter — vertically.

Take a look at a quick video of this ‘flying car’ in action:

The Chinese military seem interested in using the car to execute their patrol activities, and if sources are to be believed, have already cut a deal for it.

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6 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    September 11, 2015

    I WANT ONE !

    • Dante
      September 12, 2015

      you want everything at the cheapest prices…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 12, 2015

        DUH!

  2. Alexis T
    September 11, 2015

    awww c’mon… it looks like a RC quadcopter had a baby with a toy car… except a RC quadcopter is alot more stable inflight.

    I don’t think chinese military would use this kind of crap… except if a crooked chinese general wanna fund the projet to offer a prototype to his retard son and watch him die in an accident. Then it would make sense.

  3. Blue Gum
    September 13, 2015

    Inefficient design for aeronautical activities.

  4. Oz
    September 14, 2015

    It can only fly 50 m and still cannot take any passenger yet. So, it just a toy at the moment.