Admit it: At one point or another, you've dreamed about purchasing some form of personal aerial transportation. I know I have. With that in mind, there's something seriously appealing about Hirobo's a one-person mini electric helicopter.
Scheduled for completion sometime in 2021 (it would probably make a rad gift for your children…someday), the nascent vehicle can reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (about 62mph). Of course, the upcoming machine can only sustain that velocity for about thirty minutes at a time, but it's a fault I'm willing to deal with.
The single-passenger flying craft, which made its debut at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Nagoya, Japan, will be available in two flavors: an unmanned variation that will cost 10 million yen (roughly $125,000) and a single-seater that will set potential owners back a whopping 30 million yen ($375,000).
Will it ever be able to accommodate romantic travel? Maybe. According to Rocket News, Hirobo president Kotaro Matsuzaka says that a two-seat version is in development. Here's hoping.
Although it was ostensibly created to serve as a mode of transportation during emergencies or natural disasters, it's hard to imagine this not becoming the luxury vehicle of the future. I mean, really, who needs a Ferrari when you can have a freakin' helicopter?
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