JetRacer by Franky Zapata is changing the future of human mobility


Franky Zapata, the flying Frenchman who crossed the Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard, has always been dedicated to working on the creation, development and marketing of new machines such as Flyboard, Hoverboard by ZR, Jetpack by ZR, Flyboard Air to satisfy everyone. With more than 60 millions views on internet and being seen in the most prestigious commercial ads such as slot during the United States Super Bowl, the reputation of Zapata has reached its heights. Strengthened by a network of distributors and rental points present over the 5 continents, Zapata is now realizing its wildest dreams, creating new innovating machines that come straight out of the comic books.

JETRACER is a vertical take-off and landing aircraft, with no lifting surface, powered by 10 micro-turbojets capable of reaching a max speed of 250 km/h.

JetRacer VTOL main characteristics are maximum speed and high maneuverability, at the cost of a relatively short range.

JetRacer is built on a light and modular chassis, allowing it to meet multiple needs, both civil and military, as well as being remotely controlled.

All critical systems are architected to provide an extremely high level of redundancy and safety: propulsion, control, power supply etc.

Zapata is now looking for 25 brave volunteers to test this new craft. Franky Zapata, 43, originally announced plans to create a flying car that could travel on roads as well as in the air. However, the JetRacer is actually more like a sophisticated version of his hoverboard — with the distinct advantage that the pilot has a seat.

JetRacer by Franky Zapata can reach up to 3,000 meters of altitude. The flying vehicle with no visible propellers can access steep terrains, while flying in strong and turbulent winds. In the civilian sector, the JetRacer will be used for aerial demonstrations, leisure, and for transport of specific materials. In the military or civil security sector, JetRacer will offer rapid mobility in special operations, reconnaissance and surveillance flights, plus quick access to boats.

Altitude: 3000 METRES*.
Speed: 250 KM/H*.
Maximum number of turbines: 10
Maximum carrying capacity: 200 KG
*Performances envisaged

Multi-level redundancy :
Propulsion: 10 isolated turbines. Loss of 2 engines possible without consequence on the flight.
Control system
Fuel system and power supply
Redundant electrical control for each motor
Steering assistance.

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