All its meant to do is show you a good time, its basically a jet ski for the air thats jetson founder peter turnstrom. He and his co founder, tomas paton have been working on the jetson one since 2017, but have been flying under the radar, so to speak. For most of that time, back in 2019, they released their first video of a proof of concept vehicle. Since then, weve seen a handful of flight testing videos and upgrades to the vehicle, then late last year, jetson made its official launch with this video. It shows baton flying the first jetson one production model and if their goal is to make flying this thing, look fun mission accomplished: Music Applause, Music. In fact, does this video remind you of anything Music? How about now so lets talk about what the jetson one is and what it isnt? This is a recreational ultralight evtol, which most of you probably know by now stands for electric vertical takeoff and landing it weighs 190 pounds. The frame is all aluminum and its powered by eight electric motors, the tesla battery cells, give it a flight time of 20 minutes. That means this isnt built for long commutes to the office or to get you to your next vacation. This is for recreation and lets face it, making your friends a little jealous, but what the founders are. Banking on to peak interest is the flight controls and their simple design. We are confident now that we can put anyone in the jetson and we can teach them to fly in five minutes.

They will have fun. It is so incredibly easy to fly. You heard that right five minutes, jetson says no flight experience is required to master flying this thing and no pilots license is needed, unlike helicopters and planes there isnt a complicated array of buttons and switches and the pilots left hand is the thrust lever which doesnt connect Directly to the motors it talks to the proprietary triple redundant flight, computer and controls the altitude and the right hand is a three axis joystick. So what about safety? The computer limits the top speed to 63 miles per hour. Jetson says it can still fly if any single motor goes out and theres also a ballistic parachute that only deploys at higher altitudes and that cage is intended to protect. The pilot in the event of a low altitude crash. Theres also lidar sensors for terrain tracking and avoiding obstacles so whats it actually like to fly. I asked peter about his first time flying the jetson one. It was a little bit louder than i expected, but it has a nice futuristic, star wars, kind of sound and, most importantly, it gives you this profound experience of of joy, its fun its so much fun. I mean everyone has dreamt about flying. So the big question, of course, is how much to use peters words, does a jet ski for the sky cost the jetson one is priced at ninety two thousand dollars u.s and according the company orders are rolling in terrstrom, told me, theyve, taken 163 orders for delivery In 2023.

, they plan to spend the first half of this year on crash testing before ramping up production to hit those orders. The first jetson owners will attend a training session in tuscany, italy and the company plans to eventually open up a training center in the u.s. Now that immediately got me thinking about where i would want to fly. One of these, if i got the chance, the grand canyon and yosemite national park were the first spots that came to mind for me, but what about you? Let me know in the comments, as always. Thank you so much for watching.

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