German engineers from a small and dynamic company Lilium Aviation announced the successful completion of the first test passenger electric tiltrotor vertical take-off and landing. Video of flying a small aircraft, which in future can turn into air taxis of the future, has already appeared on the video sharing site Youtube.
Lasted about five minutes flight of the convertiplane is already considered a success and will allow the designer to continue working in a given direction. A distinctive feature of the German aircraft will be the use of only electricity from the batteries 12, while the other air taxis are designed with a hybrid gas turbine engines.
The first manned flight of creation of aircraft from Germany is planned for 2018. The mass of the tiltrotor will fluctuate around 600 kilograms, the maximum speed is 300 kilometers per hour with a total range of 300 kilometers.