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"Skydrive project” to make a real flying car

This project is to start the development funds had you for your support, we are looking for a supporter who can complete the project together.

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"Skydrive project” to make a real flying car

In Tokyo Olympic in 2020, all the world pay attention to Japan. A Japanese-born flying car will bring dream & excitement (WAKUDOKI) to children in the world. 


▲3D image of flying car "Skydrive"

Hello, my name is Tsubasa Nakamura, the head of “CARTIVATOR” that is a voluntary project of young workers in automobile industry in Japan.  We are going to develop a flying car that gives dreams and aspirations for children in the next generation.


▲Tsubasa Nakamura, the head of “CARTIVATOR”

 I love vehicles. Especially, cars are my favorite things. I used to go to watch car races with my dad and had aspiration for Ferrari when I was a child. During university, I was a team leader of a student team of making an original racing car. We joined Student Formula Car Competition in Japan (Formula SAE). After finishing my school, I decided to join automobile company and has participated a lot of projects to develop car. Because cars gave me a strong dream, I also want to give dreams and aspirations through cars to the next generation. However, nowadays cars are not popular among young anymore. To change this situation, I decided to make some action.

At first, I made a business plan regarding a car and applied a business contest in Japan in 2012 and won 1st prize among 30 teams. At the time, I came up with our name “CARTIVATOR” which integrates “CAR” and  “ACTIVATOR”. Based on that experience, I decided to continue “CARTIVATOR” as a private activity to make my business idea come true. Many of my friends, especially young workers in automobile companies, joined our team, and discussed our mission, concept, and business plan together so many times.

Finally we came up with “Skydrive” which is a car that can fly in the sky. We have started 1-fifth-scale test model project since Jan. 2014. Now, we almost complete a 1-fifth-scale test model, and will shift to make a real-size test model and plan to complete by 2017.


▲1-fifth-scale test model

 We have paid development cost by ourselves and haven't received any financial support so far. However, to make a real-scale model costs a lot of money.  So we decided to raise funds for our project. To raise funds, we are aiming to win at Start-up Contest of Tech Crunch NYC in May 2015.

Though this crowd-funding, your supports will be our trip fee to the Tech Crunch NYC and the Maker Faire Bay Area. Also, we are looking for a person who knows well about flying vehicle, who can do accounting or marketing, and who can create a short demo-movie. We are just starting final project to make a real-scale model. Your support will be highly appreciated.

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 ◆About flying car "Skydrive"
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We found some companies in the world trying to make a flying car.
We would like to make clear different points between them and us.


▲Terrafugia Transition(Terrafugia)  ▲Pal-V(PAL-V Europe NV)

 

《Different Point》

・We are trying to make the world-smallest sized flying vehicle with a
 quad-copter and a three-wheel motor-vehicle that can fly from public road.
・You can drive it by your smartphone directly (interfacing with it)
・Attractive design & stylish look

To offer opportunities to experience “Skydrive” for many people, we plan to make a partnership with Cab Company and Rent-a-Car Company in tourist-area, to provide a rent-service of a flying car (as like 20,000yen/30m).

A driver can enjoy his or her own driving and flying in free-fly-area, while he or she can apply “auto-flying” in limited areas like places which have a lot of buildings (under developing). Wearable camera on the vehicle will record all views of driver in and out-side of the “Skydrive,” so that you can enjoy after flying also.

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 ◆Past Activities
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▲1st Prize of Business Contest in Sep. 2012

▲Idea Hackathon #1 May 2013

▲Test Fright of Radio Control Helicopter Aug. 2013

▲Acquiring and breaking out compact mobility, “COMS” Oct. 2013

▲Discussion camp at Shodoshima island Nov. 2013

 

▲Prototype #1 Feb. 2014

Plastic board of Tamiya, original aluminum-flame, mini-4-wheel drive-motor, propeller of ar.drone

▲Prototype #2 Feb. 2014

 For flight control program research

▲Prototype #3 Jun. 2014

  Hand-made frames and tires with quad-copter “Zion” parts

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 ◆Things can be done by your supports
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・To apply fee for Maker Faire Bay Area at California in May 2015

・Trip fee for the Start-up Contest of Tech Crunch NYC in May 2015

 

◆About ARIGTOU (Thanks)

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 ◆About flying car "Skydrive"
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We are planning several things below.

・Study reports of Maker Faire Bay Area in May 2015 and the Start-up Contest of Tech Crunch NYC in May, 2015

・Miniature-car of our flying-car “Skydrive”

 

-Estimate timing that you receive: June-July 2015

A Risk of this project

  1. Possibility to be eliminated in the preliminaries for both events.
  2. There is a case that we only attend one event by unanticipated reason.

 

◆Looking for supporters

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Our project is looking for supporters to make a real-scale test model.

Please contact us if you have the similar feeling as we have and below listing, others, and a person who supports us.

 

<Looking for Colleague>

  1. An Engineer (automobiles & airplane designer, well-known for aerodynamics like a helicopter, or well-known for quad-copter control)
  2. A creator of a free short-movie with having the similar feeling as ours,
  3. An accountant having enough knowledge and skills to manage our financial matter

 

◆For everyone,

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This is an opportunity to appeal technology of Japan to the world.  By the Tokyo Olympic in 2020, we would like to make “Skydrive” real and give dreams to the children.

Your support will be highly appreciated.

Please put the check in the post to Facebook

GOAL

supporters wanted

Support to date

¥2,572,000

Fundraising Goal: ¥1,800,000. Fundraising Deadline: Midnight, 2015/01/15.

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東京都世田谷区出身。小学生の頃にフェラーリのかっこよさに感動して以来、クルマに憧れを持ち、いつか自分の理想のクルマを作りたいと自動車エンジニアの道を志す。 大学では機械工学を専攻し、流体力学の... More>

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This project is looking for the following types of expert support.

Staff

Staff

1 supporter

Designer of movie

1supporter

Staff

Staff

5 supporters

CFO

5supporter

Engineer

Engineer

13 supporters

当プロジェクトに共感して、協力いただけるエンジニアの方
…自動車・飛行機設計者、航空力学(特にヘリコプター)に強い方、クワッドコプターの制御に詳しい方

13supporter

Staff

Staff

11 supporters

We are welcoming supporters who supports us in any way with sympathy and passion!

11supporter

Arigatous

Pledge ¥1,000

Enroll your name on Web site as "Special Thanks" -same with other thanks

38 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 1 / 2015

Pledge ¥4,000

1.label 2.T-shirts

44 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2014

Pledge ¥8,000

Cartivator booklet OR invitation to our party('15/3)

43 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥12,000

1.label 2.T-shirts 3.Cartivator booklet OR invitation to our party

30 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2014

Pledge ¥17,000

1.label 2.T-shirts 3.Poster 4.Cartivator booklet OR invitation to our party

2 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥20,000

1.label 2.T-shirts 3.Cartivator booklet 4.invitation to our party

20 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥25,000

1.label 2.T-shirts 3.Poster 4.Cartivator booklet 5.invitation to our party

4 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥50,000

1.Poster 2.Your name on slide of our presentation 3.Add on a poster in our party

7 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥100,000

1.Poster 2.Your name on slide of our presentation 3.Add on a poster in our party 4.introduce you in our party to everyone(13s) 5.You can cooparate with us by sharing us parts or tools

4 Patrons

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥150,000

①特製ポスター ②Cartivatorスライドのご協力者欄にお名前掲載 ③活動報告会時に掲載する協力者一覧ポスターにお名前掲載 ④1/5試作機に広告挿入(サイズ15mm×50mm程度)

1 Patron

Limited: 3 remain

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥200,000

1.Poster 2.Your name on slide of our presentation 3.Add on a poster in our party 4.introduce you in our party to everyone(35s) 5.You can cooparate with us by sharing us parts or tools 6.Write your name on a wall when we take interviews

1 Patron

Estimated delivery: 3 / 2015

Pledge ¥400,000

Your name on a 1/1 proto-type "skydrive"('15/5)

0 Patrons

Limited: 2 remain

Estimated delivery: 5 / 2015

 

 
Support to date¥2,572,000