Meet Mavric, The Flying Car

i-tec Mavric, the flying car 4

News about flying vehicles aimed at the public have started to be somewhat regular these days. Yes, I know flying cars were supposed to be a daily sight by the 21st century, but hey don’t blame me I’m no mad scientist. I just keep you posted on the latest supercars, personal jets (lol?) and now … flying cars (lol again).

i-tec Mavric, the flying car - now this is something else...

i-tec Mavric, the flying car - now this is something else...

A company by the name of i-tec is out to build and sell a car that can fly. But not only fly, also go on some off-road tracking once it’s down again. The winged car weights 1,100 lbs, but manages to get off the ground and take you places (really take you places..) due to it’s massive the carbon-fiber blade reverse-prop 128-horsepower engine and an ultra-light style airfoil. Not bad, not bad at all… and the research part is probably huge. So huge it left no creative energy left for a proper name. Mavric is ok… for the company’s watchdog. What’s with this people anyway… Martin as a moniker for a personal jet-pack and Mavric for a parachuted flying off-road car. No comments.

Sounds like one wild project, and doesn’t look all that sturdy or protective, does it? However the FAA gave i-tec experimental status, who focus for now on testing the contraption for Amazon missions, were it really helps to be able to fly from time to time, cosy as a Jeep is. Still, even if officially the company specifically wants to use its invention for conquering he rain forest, it also has an eye on selling its flying off-roader to companies that need to explore unwelcoming terrain, like construction sets on big distances, rail-road, fence or pipe expansions. Those sort of things, not really interesting. If legal, we can bet our hats that some eccentric bastard or another would buy one or two just to fly around his golf course or scandalize those Beverly Hills neighbours…

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