So who wants to buy me a Moller Skycar M400?

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I've seen those on tv too. I wonder what the guidelines are for driving/flying one of those things about town.
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    No idea, but I'd like to see the police try and pull me over for speeding in this thing! (380mph @ 20,000ft!)
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Haha, I'd like to touch down right in front of my office. Maybe fly by my building and wave to the rest of the tenants.
     
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    It couldn't be easy to park one of those things.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    If I remember right, you have to have a pilots license at this point. The FAA is working with these folks on a modified license program. Eventually they see GPS as a means of mass market appeal. The "flight" would then be automatic.
     
  7. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool. Hopefully it doesn't run on Windows CE...:eek:
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Sorry, not enough money in loose pocket change here to get you airborne in one of those.

    Maybe if I and another member get together we can try launching you into space by strapping a load a bottle rockets to your tail.
     
  9. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    The flight tests were successful on this? It's viable?
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    They haven't done any test without a tether yet and those top speeds are a lot less than the original design plan :D

    It will be a while before you see these things flying around...

    D
     
  11. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Their website used to have clips of the tests of these "flying cars." As I recall the noise level of these things is tremendous. That and a few safety concerns will keep me in more conventional vehicles for a while.
     
  12. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    The engines are small Wankels, which are about as noisy as a leaf blower :eek:
     
  13. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    When was the last time you used a couple of leaf blowers together? ;) Noisy little suckers aren't they? Seriously, I don't remember the noise levels exactly, I'm only going on what I remember from their site. I'll try and look it up and post it.
     
  14. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Wow. Now I have to think of a way to become rich in order to buy that thing. That is awesome. Jeez. That rocks. I really can't express how incredible that things seems.

    edit: OK, so I decided to read the rest of the thread. OK, so it's kind of a sketchy flight...By the time I'm out in the real world, they'll have worked the kinks out, and by the time I have enough money to buy one, the human race will be extinct.
     
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