Alauda Aeronautics, the creators of the Airspeeder racing series, has completed its first dual flight of electric flying racing cars.
Test flights that include two full-scale electric flying racing cars have been successfully completed in an undisclosed location near Adelaide, South Australia. In doing so, offering a glimpse of what a dual-style race will look like in the forthcoming EXA, remotely-piloted racing series.
These dual-racecraft flights follow successful race-trials in the deserts of South Australia in June and the release of footage that has captivated audiences across the globe.
The forthcoming EXA race series presents the very first iteration of electric flying car racing. It will feature remote-pilots drawn from motorsports and civil and military aviation backgrounds in races that will serve as the feeder for crewed Airspeeder electric flying car Grand Prix, set to take place in 2022.
The technical team Alauda Aeronautics is drawn from leaders in Formula 1, performance automotive and aviation. This includes Boeing, Brabham, Mclaren, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce. Together, the manufacturers say they have advanced through three major iterations of the world’s first flying electric race-cars, culminating in the Mk3, a full-scale remotely piloted race-craft.
The flights also provided aerodynamic insight to engineers who were able to prove the flight stability of the world’s only racing octocopters in close proximity at significant speed and with the application of aggressive turning angles. Indeed, the maneuverability and rapid hairpin turning potential has been compared to that of an F1 car but with the added vertical dimension.