Turkish company Baykar Defense announced the success of the first flight tests of the “flying car” Cezeri, as it is preferred to call the developers themselves. Although the device looks more like a large drone.
In a statement by the manufacturer Baykar Defense said that Cezeri, designed and manufactured by Turkish engineers, climbed to a height of 10 meters during flight tests of the prototype weighing 230 kg.
“In the near future, we plan to create more advanced prototypes and will fly with a man on board”. Said Selcuk Bayraktar, Chief Technical Officer
In the future, a Cezeri flying car will be able to rise to a height of two thousand meters, while developing a speed of up to 100 kilometers per hour. However, the developers themselves understand that it will take a long time before this device enters the market.
Selcuk Bayraktar states that it will take another 10-15 years for the Cezeri to reach the commercialization stage. Last September, Cezeri was shown at Teknofest, Turkey’s technology and aerospace exhibition in Istanbul.
The car is named after Ismail al-Jazari, a famous Muslim engineer and erudite of the XII century. Baykar, founded in 1984, produces military and civilian drones, control systems, simulators and avionics systems.