- To: VideoPros at aol dot com
- Subject: Re: hovercar
- From: Patrick Salsbury <salsbury at sculptors dot com>
- Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:49:45 -0800
- Cc: autopilot at bootstrap dot sculptors dot com
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Sat, 28 Oct 2000 13:10:40 EDT." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi there:
> I just returned from a Delta flight and read on an on board magazine an
> article about this entrepreneur that is presently building hovercars. They
> are selling for 60K US Dollars. There was even a picture in the magazine of
> him and a passenger flying this vehicle. It looks like a Ferrari car body
> (yes - in red) with two side turbines...probably 1+1/2ft in diameter and 3ft
> long. What do you know about this inventor?
> Please let me know.
> Michael Phillips
Sounds like the Moller Skycar: http://www.moller.com/skycar/
This has been in development for a long time (decades, actually).
They've done some flight tests with an earlier model, but I don't know that
they've flown an M400, yet.
Another interesting one is the SoloTrek: http://www.solotrek.com/
It's a single-person VTOL craft, which is being worked on with help from NASA
in Sunnyvale, CA. Looks very cool. :-)
I'm CC'ing this to the autopilot mailing list. Partly because it's
been quiet for too long, and mainly because that's the place we're most likely
to discuss flying cars. :-) If you're interested in this, I'd suggest joining
the list. Instructions are at http://reality.sculptors.com/lists.html
Hope this helps!
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