Concept

This strange vehicle might look like a flying saucer, but it's not for extraterrestrials.
Humans looking for a trip that's truly 'out of this world' can now fly in style with the I.F.O or 'Identified Flying Object', a proposed two-seater drone concept that looks like a UFO.
The I.F.O is powered by eight electric rotary engines that push the saucer to an estimated top speed of 120mph (190kph) and can lift it to the average helicopter altitude.  

VEHICLE SPECS 

- 3 metres (10 feet) tall and two meters (6.5 feet) wide
- Seats two passengers
- Eight electric rotary engines
- Top speed of 120mph (190kph)
- Detachable cockpit with emergency parachute
- Six folding and extending feet
- Accessed via elevator or detachable foot bridges
Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule, the drone seats two passengers.
A series of rechargeable batteries located in the I.F.O's outer disk power each engine.
With a backup battery pack installed in the centre of the capsule body, the vehicle's estimated flight time ranges between sixty and seventy minutes. 
The flying vehicle stands three metres (10 feet) tall and has a capsule cockpit that measures two meters (6.5 feet) in diameter.
It is surrounded by a strong carbon fibre disk to protect passengers without weighing the flying saucer down.
And the vehicle's cockpit can detach in emergencies - a parachute strapped to the back will then guide passengers to safety.


The cockpit (pictured) is surrounded by a carbon fibre disk to protect passengers while keeping the drone's weight down
The cockpit (pictured) is surrounded by a carbon fibre disk to protect passengers while keeping the drone's weight down

The I.F.O's futuristic cockpit can be accessed through an elevator that descends from the spherical body and then lifts passengers into the drone
The I.F.O's futuristic cockpit can be accessed through an elevator that descends from the spherical body and then lifts passengers into the drone

Users can also enter and exit the capsule through two removable bridges (black slabs pictured above) that can be attached to a small ladder or staircase
Users can also enter and exit the capsule through two removable bridges (black slabs pictured above) that can be attached to a small ladder or staircase
For a smooth landing, the vehicle has six folding and extending feet with built-in cushioning suspension.
The I.F.O's futuristic cockpit can be accessed through an elevator that descends from the spherical body.
Users can also reach the capsule through two removable bridges that can be attached to a small ladder or staircase.

'The vehicle does not change much with respect to the technology that is at the base of a standard drone,' said lead designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini.
'But it is driven from the inside and can have the same elevation of a helicopter.
'I'm looking for investors to make it happen - the technology is on the market.'
It is not known what the final cost of the I.F.O drone will be. dailymail

The I.F.O is powered by eight electric rotary engines that push the flying saucer to an estimated top speed of 120mph (190kph) and can lift it to the average helicopter altitude, its designers said
The I.F.O is powered by eight electric rotary engines that push the flying saucer to an estimated top speed of 120mph (190kph) and can lift it to the average helicopter altitude, its designers said

Two doors on either side of the small cockpit allow users to access the I.F.O's engines and removable footbridges that can be stored in the vehicle
Two doors on either side of the small cockpit allow users to access the I.F.O's engines and removable footbridges that can be stored in the vehicle

For a smooth landing, the vehicle has six folding and extending feet that come with cushioning suspension
For a smooth landing, the vehicle has six folding and extending feet that come with cushioning suspension

The vehicle's cockpit can detach in the event of an emergency - a parachute attached to the back will guide passengers to safety
The vehicle's cockpit can detach in the event of an emergency - a parachute attached to the back will guide passengers to safety

The flying vehicle stands three metres (10 feet) tall and has a capsule cockpit that measures two meters (6.5 feet) in diameter
The flying vehicle stands three metres (10 feet) tall and has a capsule cockpit that measures two meters (6.5 feet) in diameter

The I.F.O's cockpit elevator gives passengers a smooth entry route into their vehicle
The I.F.O's cockpit elevator gives passengers a smooth entry route into their vehicle

A series of rechargeable batteries located in the vehicle's outer disk power each engine. Two charging ports can be seen pictured at the back of the vehicle in this image
A series of rechargeable batteries located in the vehicle's outer disk power each engine. Two charging ports can be seen pictured at the back of the vehicle in this image

With a backup battery pack installed in the centre of the capsule body, the vehicle's estimated flight time ranges between sixty and seventy minutes
With a backup battery pack installed in the centre of the capsule body, the vehicle's estimated flight time ranges between sixty and seventy minutes

Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule, the drone's cockpit seats two passengers
Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule, the drone's cockpit seats two passengers

It is not yet known what the final cost of the drone will be, nor where it will be legal to fly it
It is not yet known what the final cost of the drone will be, nor where it will be legal to fly it

The I.F.O vehicle works much like modern drones but on a larger scale, its designers said
The I.F.O vehicle works much like modern drones but on a larger scale, its designers said

The technology is now on the market and vehicle designers Jet Capsule are waiting for investors
The technology is now on the market and vehicle designers Jet Capsule are waiting for investors




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