What a way to fly! Avoid the traffic with a Skycar.
By. Claire Bates. Updated. 1. 0: 5.
. Video showcasing the M400 Skycar by Moller International, as flown in Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Moller will be test flying the M200 Neuera . . Neiman Marcus is now listing the Moller Skycar M400 in its online catalog, just in case you have an extra $3.5 million burning a hole in your . Skycar M-400 by Moller International: flying car prototype VTOL type (Vertical. Concept flying car, does it look like it is something right out of a video game?
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GMT, 2. 4 November 2. The perfect way to avoid tailbacks on the motorway is a step closer today in the form of a revolutionary flying car.
But the sleek red craft is light years away from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Moller M4. 00 Skycar is designed to cruise up to 3. Drivers could hop in the craft in London and arrive in Paris 3. Enlarge Lift off: The Moller Skycar performs a hover test. The makers Californian company Moller International claim the four- seater craft has been designed so that eventually anyone who can drive will be able to pilot it, with the user only having to direct the vessel and control its speed. The craft has a lower fuel consumption than that of a Land Rover or Porsche and will eventually run on alcohol.
Moller expects to have a full- working prototype by 2. Federal Aviation Administration a few years later.'We already have over 1. FAA certified models,' a spokesman said. The developers believe the craft will be relatively cheap - costing $5. Wankel rotary engines instead of jet engines. Enlarge The makers of the flying car say they plan to start selling the craft in 2.
But you won't be able to fly the Skycar from your front door. Although it can launch from a space the size of a helipad, it will have to be driven to an airport (at a top speed of 3.
. The Moller M400 Skycar graced the cover of Popular Mechanics in 1991, teasing readers with the ability to "take off from your driveway, land . The Moller Skycar is a prototype personal VTOL aircraft – a "flying car" – invented by Paul Moller who has been attempting to develop such a vehicle type for . . Paul Moller, a former engineering professor at the University of California at Davis and now chairman of Moller International, is working on the . . The Moller M400 Skycar is designed to cruise up to 360mph for a distance. Check out this Sumo's drum game display; Little girl sings French .
And should we all take to the skies, Moller believes the three- dimensions will prevent over- crowding: 'Our view is that you would have layers of air traffic and whenever one altitude became over crowded another would be utilized,' a spokesman said.'If every car on the road today was turned into a Skycar and put into the air using this new system, then each Skycar in the sky would still be over a mile apart in all directions.'They envision a computer- controlled airway network that would keep all the skycars travelling at the same speed at equal distances from eachother. Engineers are working on pressurising the cabins as the Skycars could travel as high as 3. And for those worried about breaking down so high up in the air, the Skycar has been fitted with multiple engines and backup parachutes. Watch video of the Skycar perform a hover test..