View Full Version : First real test run

12-07-2006, 10:04 AM
This thing is amazing looking. Can you imagine them flying all around? It looks like things are gearing up for it's first untethered test flight across a lake.

Would you like one of these?

'Jetsons'-style flying car (http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/fsb/wherenow/index.html) - Founded by aeronautical engineer Paul Moller, Moller International is on track for the first untethered flight of its Jetsons-style flying vehicle, the Skycar, this spring in Dixon, Calif. Moller hopes that a successful flight over a five-acre lake will help him toward his goal of getting a military prototype onto the market in about three years.

As FSB wrote in December 2004, Moller's strategy is to fund the Skycar venture by selling off commercial aspects of the technology. He recently secured a licensing agreement to mass-produce versions of the Skycar's rotary engine, which can be used for devices as small as power tools (and cost as little as $40). Still, Moller International, based in Davis, Calif., is struggling financially. R&D totaled $6 million in 2006 alone.


12-07-2006, 11:02 AM
I have seen a lot of news reports about the flying machines.

12-08-2006, 09:19 AM
I think one of these days they will get it right and it will work.