First F-35B Vertical Takeoff Test
The inventor of jet wings, Yves Rossi, developed an autonomous take-off and landing system that allowed him to rise vertically from the ground for the first time..
Before the launch took place in the air, and the pilot had to fall out of the plane or helicopter each time before starting to fly on his own..
Recently, Yves Rossy teamed up with a Swiss engineering team to develop a self-balancing runway system, as well as more powerful Jetcat P550 jet engines on the wings, which provide enough thrust for vertical ascent at speeds of up to 180 km / h..
During an open demonstration over the lake, he was able to take off without any problems and softly landed on the platform, while looking completely relaxed. However, Rossi said that landing on the second flight was a little more difficult than the first, making him a little anxious..
The inventor said he will continue to improve his system so that anyone can get off the ground and soar in the air like a bird..
Recall that earlier the company Jetpack Aviation announced that it is developing a prototype flying Speeder motorcycle equipped with jet engines, which will be able to reach speeds of more than 240 km / h..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: Yves Rossy