The illustration above shows a flying vehicle, in road mode. The vehicle has two operational modes, road mode, in which it is driven on a road like an ordinary car, and flight mode, in which it is flown like a helicopter. The vehicle has a set of four rotor blades stored inside.
The illustration above shows doors opening on top of the vehicle. Opening these doors exposes the robot blades that are stored in the roof of the vehicle.
The illustration above shows the rotor blades being extended from the vehicle.
The illustration above shows the rotor blades fully extended. After the rotor blades are fully extended, the doors on top of the vehicle are closed.
Above: A computer-graphic illustration of the flying vehicle in road mode.
The illustration above shows the flying vehicle in flight mode.
The illustration above shows a car equipped with four sets of rotors. The rotors make it possible for the car to fly like a helicopter. The rotors can be removed so the car can be driven on a road. A robot can be used to install the rotors on the car, or to remove the rotors from the car. This drawing was made in January 2017.
Above: An illustration of a flying car with a set of four rotors. The rotors could be installed by a robot. This illustration was made in February, 2017.
The illustration above shows a car equipped with a vehicle-service robot. Vehicle service robots are described elsewhere in this website. In this vehicle, the vehicle-service robot can install or remove the ducted fans. The robot installs the fans to prepare the car for flight mode, and it removes the fans to prepare the car for road mode. This illustration was made in February, 2017.
Details Of Flying Car:
The illustration above is a diagram of the power system for the flying car. A piston engine is connected to an electric generator (shown in red), when the piston engine is running, it turns the generator, which makes electric power, the electric power goes through cables to electric motors that are located in the four wheels of the vehicle. This is how the vehicle is powered in road mode.
The illustrations above are diagrams that show how the engine and generator provide power to the rotor blades when the vehicle is in flight mode. Electricity produced by the generator goes through cables to the electric motors that provide power to the four rotor blades, causing the rotor blades to spin, so the vehicle can fly like a helicopter.
Above: An illustration of the vehicle with rotor blades extended. There is an electric motor in the hub of each rotor blade.
Link To Video:
Below you will find a link to a video titled 'Flying Car Concept', by Anthony Ratkov: