Flying is an ultimate dream for almost every person on the face of the planet, and it has been so for generations now. It was this dream that led to the invention of modern aviation.
However, the problem with modern aviation is that despite giving you the ability to fly between distant places, it still doesn’t give you the thrill of being in control.
Most people who want that thrill have to go through extensive as well as expensive training just to be able to get behind the controls of an aircraft.
While this is certainly the more sensible route to follow, for these mystery Swedish inventors, it was not an option they were willing to entertain.
So instead, they did what any man with a dream and lots of free time would do, they made their own flying contraption.
This flying contraption uses eight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers attached to a tube lattice frame, that also features a bucket seat in which the pilot sits.
The whole setup is meant to be controlled with a hobby-grade R/C controller. While this may sound like a straightforward setup, it however is as complicated as it gets.
The reason behind the complications is the fact that petrol motors aren’t really practical for these sorts of experiments as they are both flammable and generate lots of heat.
This becomes a problem when you are sitting in a position that’s literally surrounded by them. Not to mention the fact that they are not as responsive as they should be in order to compensate for the constant adjustments done by the flight controller.
These complications and many others have already caused the prototype flying carpet to crash atleast 11 times. But the inventors brush those incidents off as learning experiences.
Currently, they are testing the 12th version of this machine, with hopes to achieve controlled levitation for an extended period of time.
If you want to check out their progress, you can do so by going to their Amazingdiyprojects Youtube Channel for regular updates.