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 Skycar 400 (previously called the M400 Skycar).
Let's compare the Skycar 400 with what's available now, the automobile. Take the most technologically advanced automobile, the Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati, Lamborghini, 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 275 MPH (maximum speed of 375 MPH) and achieve up to 20 miles per gallon on clean burning, ethanol fuel. 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 Skycar 400 is the next step.
While we maintain that the Skycar will be usable on the road, for short distances and at low speeds, where it will excel is in the air. It will be a great aircraft, combined with its vertical take-off and landing capabilities, it is going to be a fantastic Personal Air Vehicle (PAV).
At the Air Races
To give you some idea of how the Skycar performs in the air, see the video below. This animated simulation created by Jesse Levin shows the Skycar in Red Bull colors during an air race. The video was captured from the Microsoft Flight Simulator software package while using the free M400 Skycar aircraft plugin. Fantastic job, Jesse. Really gives us a glimpse into the future of personal aviation!
Development Objectives & Analysis
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