• May 30, 2013
Go ahead and clear off your holiday wish list. You're going to need some space. Behold the B: the remote controlled offspring of a toy car and a quadcopter. The machine is capable of vertical take off and landing thanks to four seven-inch propeller blades mounted at each wheel hub. Each rotor makes use of a brushless motor and the body and components are made to withstand multiple hard impacts from crash landing. It even features an HD camera in the nose capable of recording up to 32 gigs of 720x1280 video. What's the catch, you ask?

The B isn't yet funded. It's the brain child of Witold Mielniczek, a product designer from the UK. Mielniczek has turned to Kickstarter to drum up support for the machine and is attempting to raise $130,788 (at current conversion rates) to implement a few more changes to the design, cover the cost of creating the tooling for injection molding and building inventory. Those who contribute can receive everything from limited-edition posters and T-shirts to fully-assembled B models. Head over to Kickstarter for a closer look, and be sure to check out the launch video below.




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      thequebecerinfrance
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't need but I want it real bad.
      teknishn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shut up and take my money! Seriously, its too bad they're in the UK. I would sponsor this thing immediately were it not for getting raped by the exchange rate.
      mikenogo
      • 1 Year Ago
      why don't we have this in real life.
      fserrano85
      • 1 Year Ago
      oooooo !!!! I WANT ONE !!!!
      Vincent Teron
      • 1 Year Ago
      Time to visit the Shark Tank.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vincent Teron
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      srlalsd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why would one drive that if you could just fly over an obstacle. Cool, but pointless.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @srlalsd1
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      KaptnKauto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Obviously we all want the toy... we are all kids, that's why we love cars. As for the those wanting for the full scale model so that you can skip traffic jams and avoid your mother in law, who lives up the street and keeps staring at you cruelly while you drive by her house in the morning to get to a job you hate to keep her spoiled daughter living in luxury..... Nice try... the aero control systems that would be able to regulate the vehicle in the air, without it becoming a WMD, while probably existing now will take a few decades to be accepted and made legal.
      A2
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best flying car design ever. But it will always be just a dream. Drivers can barely drive their cars, let alone fly a four motor Helicopter. Gov will take parts of this brilliant design for their drones, and we may never see the toy. But if we do I want one A2
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      No suspension = fail.
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      Math question: You have a life-sized version of this that is 10 feet long. On the road, the top speed of this is 60MPH. While flying, the top speed of this particular vehicle is 94MPH. You are in midtown Manhattan 23.8 miles from your destination. Assuming, both distances (road/air) are the same, how long before a bike messenger gets decapitated by your swirling propellers as you warm up for takeoff?
      EJD1984
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can this be scaled up to a full size passenger vehicle? Would really solve my traffic jams. :-)
        srlalsd1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @EJD1984
        I can just see lady drivers trying to land this into parking spots ....
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @EJD1984
        With no protection for blades at head level of other cars and no suspension so you're pissing blood when you arrive at your destination? DOn't think I would want this on the road.
      treeinsc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Could be better if adding boat and submarine functions.
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