Trials of the full-size five-seater convertible plane Lilium Jet began near Munich
In early May, the German company Lilium Jet
, developing the eponymous fully electric convertoplan, conducted the first tests of its full-size five-seater prototype.
The first tests of the full-size prototype Lilium Jet in May 2019
According to the published video, vertical take-off and landing were tested on these tests. A horizontal flight was either not shown to us, or it was not conducted at all.
If anyone doubts the flight ability of the convertoplane - here is a video of two-year-old tests when the intermediate prototype - the double prototype - Lilium Jet was tested:
Tests of the intermediate (double) prototype Lilium Jet in the spring of 2017
Let me remind you about the concept of this aircraft - it is an electric air taxi that can fly at a speed of 300 km/h for one hour. The device is equipped with 36 relatively small electric motors, 6 in each on the front wings, and 12 in the rear.
The range of Lilium Jet is 300 km. Is it a lot or a little? It depends on what to compare:
Where can I fly to Lilium Jet on the example of large metropolitan areas
At the same time, the cost of the flight for the final passenger is planned at the level of a regular taxi, if not cheaper.
The seriousness of Lilium’s intentions is evidenced by its stable financing at the level of millions of euros and dozens of open vacancies
. Well, support
of the German authorities.
What the development of this convertiplane will ultimately result in will be known in a few years.
Source text: Trials of the full-size five-seater convertible plane Lilium Jet began near Munich