A man in South China claims to have created the world’s first ‘flying scooter,’ although we’d be remiss not to point out its resemblance to a large quadcopter drone.
According to United Press International (UPI), the aerial vehicle can seat one person and travel at a top speed of roughly 70 kilometers per hour. The machine’s maximum load is 99 kilograms.
The sky scooter’s builder, Zhao Deli, made a video recording of a test flight in Dongguan, Guangdong. Watch below (VPN off):
Zhao hopes to one day take his invention, which can stay airborne for approximately 36 minutes, for a flight over the Yellow River, according to UPI.
[Cover image: video screengrab via QQ Video]