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‘B’ The Flying Car

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Ricky

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Robotics are becoming an occurring trend on TechMog as both Peter and I are fascinated with the technology. Now let me introduce or reintroduce you to ‘B’, described by the creator as “a revolutionary new remote controlled hybrid car-helicopter with a patent pending design”.

This is an awesome looking toy capable of driving on both normal and difficult terrain – when you’re bored of driving or if your path gets blocked just flick a switch to take flight.

This project has been on Kickstarter for a while now, however with only a few days left funding has finally been secured with 332 backers totalling £93.243 (as of this posting) passing the set goal of £86,500. Developed by Witold Mielniczek currently undertaking a PhD (Computational Engineering and Design) at the university of Southampton, United Kingdom. He also holds a degree in Economics (BA), Product Design and Robotics (Bsc). This project is another win for the UK as similar projects continue to flourish.

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The key features of ‘B’ are:

  • Vertical take-off and landing.
  • Able to transition on the move between driving, flying and back again.
  • Up to 15 minutes of action on a single charge.
  • HD (1280 x 720 px) camera on-board with recording capability.
  • An experience which has not been possible within one package before.
  • Durable construction that is designed with punishing terrain in mind.


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Posted 23rd Jun 2013
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