Airspeeder eVTOL racing series makes historic first flight
The all-electric octocopter “flying car” racing series looks like it just took one big step closer to reality.
Getting any new racing series off the ground is a tricky business. There are regulations to develop, investors to court, facilities to contract, sponsors to line up and star drivers to sign. That’s all well and good, but what if you’re trying to get an entirely new series literally off the ground — as in, starting a brand-new airborne racing championship? And what if you’re doing it with brand-new, as-yet unproven aircraft? That’s the exciting and challenging path ahead for the folks at Airspeeder, the organizer behind EXA, a nascent electric flying racer series. On Thursday, the team announced they’ve reached a key milestone: actual flight.