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Old 17th May 2004, 18:02   #1
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Moller International has developed the first and only feasible, personally affordable, personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle the world has ever seen.

You've always known it was just a matter of time before the world demanded some kind of flying machine which would replace the automobile. Of course, this machine would have to be capable of VTOL, be easy to maintain, cost effective and reliable. Well, we at Moller International believe we have come up with the solution. That solution is the volantor named M400 Skycar.

Let's compare the M400 Skycar with what's available now, the automobile. Take the most technologically advanced automobile, the Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati, Lamborgini, or the more affordable Acura, Accord, or the like. It seems like all of the manufacturers of these cars are touting the new and greatly improved "aerodynamics" of their cars. Those in the aerospace industry have been dealing with aerodynamics from the start. In the auto industry they boast of aerodynamics, performance tuned wide track suspensions, electronic ignition and fuel injection systems, computer controllers, and the list goes on. What good does all this "advanced engineering" do for you when the speed limit is around 60 MPH and you are stuck on crowded freeways anyway?

Can any automobile give you this scenario? From your garage to your destination, the M400 Skycar can cruise comfortably at 350+ MPH and achieve up to 28 miles per gallon. No traffic, no red lights, no speeding tickets. Just quiet direct transportation from point A to point B in a fraction of the time. Three dimensional mobility in place of two dimensional immobility.

No matter how you look at it the automobile is only an interim step on our evolutionary path to independence from gravity. That's all it will ever be.

Moller International's M400 Skycar volantor is the next step.


Original article and more information can be sourced on the The SkyCar Homepage

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Sorry but thumbs down on this one,
For me car means only the road on the ground ...Smooth or rough!

At that price id buy an enzo! or something similar! No flying cars for me ever
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Me too, i wouldn't consider that a car at all.
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Me three!!!
I would prefer a car close to the ground.
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Aeromobil 2.5, a much sexier-looking flying car than the hyped Terrafugia, designed and built in Slovakia, recently made its first test flight.

It may seem like the Aeromobil made a quick entrance, but company co-founder and chief designer Štefan Klein has devoted 20 years to its development.

Using a steel frame with a carbon-fiber body, the Aeromobil 2.5 weighs 992 pounds empty and has a rear-mounted propeller powered by a Rotax 912 engine. In-flight maximum speed is claimed to be more than 124 miles per hour, though max speed on the ground drops to more than 100 mph (Aeromobil hasn't released exact numbers). Flying range is claimed to be 430 miles, and the driving range is limited to 310 miles.





http://www.aeromobil.com/

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Live to Drive and now Live to Fly, also!

Yes Flying car seems possible , thanks to the Slovakian new company unveiling their first roadable aircraft named Aeromobile 2.5.

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A couple of days ago, their newest model has flown over the crowds at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, once again proving the concept is possible and it might one day replace the average car
The company claims it’s a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens the road to real door-to-door travel. As a car, it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be driven in road traffic just like any other





http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ae...eo-88389.html#

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