India’s Got Talent! 22-year-old Aerospace Engineering student designs flying carMarch 19, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
After Prasun Banerjee made an impression with his futuristic car sketches, it is time we bring to you the talent who dares to dream big. A find of VehiclePassion, Adipta Datta has the flair to design and the intelligence to make his visions come alive.
Currently a student of Aerospace Engineering in JIS Institute of Aviation, Kolkata, India, this 22-year lad has the imagination and will to convert his dreams into reality. Being an aviation student, it wasn’t easy to think about roads and 4 wheels, but his versatility proved to be the difference when he designed the innovative and promising car of the future, AVCAR.
As the name suggests, it has the technological mix of automobile and aviation and this is what makes the car special. According to Adipta, the car will be V/STOL capable of vertical/short take off and landing, taking off either vertically from a still position or with the help of a short speeding spree. Retractable swept wings, retractable vertical tail and the windscreen will be the major bodywork required for the conceptual car. [Also read: Meet the 20-year-old engineering student who sketches amazing concept cars]
Swept wing and the vertical tail in operation will provide the stability needed when it is airborne, also the lift drag ratio has to be at a maximum. Flaps, ailerons and spoilers will be housed in the wings for controlling during car’s flight. Propulsion system will be housed inside the car. The front part will be used for the solar panels which will be responsible for normal operating mode. But as soon as the car is in flight, solar cells are disconnected and the propulsion system takes up the responsibility. Bodywork will be using carbon composites for making the whole car as lightweight as possible and the overall design needs to be aerodynamically efficient.
Adipta has his reasons to develop the AVCAR and they are very practical. His motive behind the concept can be expressed in below mentioned lines:
- To increase mobility of transport. In today’s world, nearly every city has the problem of traffic jam. So, suppose, there is a heavy traffic jam. One can avoid this congestion, by simply flying over and landing at the free zone.
- It is hoped this can also be used for defence purposes, in the sense that, it can help to make surveillance over the areas that cannot be made to access by vehicles.
One has to applaud the boy’s vision and creativity. Adipta has something to say about his passion and we will make sure it reaches out to you:
“From the very childhood, I was very much interested to being associated with aircrafts, space shuttles, missiles, aero-vehicles etc. And this zeal has led me to study aerospace engineering. Seeing an aircraft, the sound of its engine gets me going and drives me crazy. Also, it is within me, to create something new and gift it to the mankind for the betterment and advancement of technology. During my course, when I came across aerodynamics, propulsion, their characteristics related to design a vehicle, it struck me: why a vehicle, as we see on roads, cannot be related to aero vehicles? And this is ‘why’ the concept of AVCAR took birth”.
Adipta we are so proud to have guys like you who have the belief in them and what they are doing. Though it is still a concept AVCAR speaks more about you than about itself. We really hope you continue doing this and someday we have the opportunity to click you with one of you vision. VehiclePassion wishes you all the best.
Contact Adipta Datta at firstname.lastname@example.org