Kitty Hawk creates an electric plane

The start-up Kitty Hawk, supported by entrepreneur Larry Page, presented a new version of his electric single-seat Flyer aircraft. Flyer does not require a pilot license.

According to the representatives of Kitty Hawk, in order to learn how to fly on it, one hour course is enough. The device is controlled by two joysticks.

For security reasons, Kitty Hawk is testing the unit over water in Las Vegas, not raising it above 10 meters. The company published a small video demonstrating the capabilities of Flyer. In the video 113-kilogram unit makes a flight over the surface of the water and makes a landing near the pier.

Flyer is equipped with a lithium-polymer battery, which allows the device to fly for about 20 minutes.