The Future Of Uber: The World’s First Electric VTOL Jet

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 5 months ago in Tech


Tech Crunch: Lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. The basic concept of a VTOL is that it has the benefits of a helicopter in terms of taking off without requiring a huge runway, but once airborne, it can still achieve the higher top speeds of a fixed wing aircraft like a jet.

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Male 1,511
With the recent discovery of the solid electrolyte lithium battery, total power and charge time will improve dramatically. (As well as safety. the new battery won't short and burst into flames like the current lithium cells)
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Male 5,432
its all right, but still meh because of the battery life/charge time.
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Male 6,147
What happens when the battery dies while in flight?
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Male 39,921
thezigrat Have you heard of a little thing called 'Gravity' ?
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Male 6,147
Gerry1of1 yep. Also heard of a thing called crashing
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Male 8,544
thezigrat A 'landing' is nothing but a crash you can walk away from.
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Male 39,921
thezigrat It's not that difficult to imagine software that, when a low level of energy reserve is detected, automatically lands.  Hell, I have a remote control X-wing fighter that does that.
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Male 1,682
How long does it take to recharge and where will it do it. This is to cool though.
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Male 6,147
It's cool being here to witness humans making technical advances like this
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