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Paul S. Moller, originally from Canada and now living in California, is an engineer and past professor at the University of California, Davis. In the 1970s, he founded Supertrapp Industries to develop a device to quiet engine noise. Moller sold the company in the 1980s so he could pursue his dream to develop a flying car. He has been working for forty years on various hovercraft and flying vehicles. The UFO-looking saucer-shaped craft is now being produced within his Moller International.
Originally posted by Direwolf
Moller has been beating the same horse for years now and has yet to get in the race. If he can actually get this thing off the ground, he will be transporting one person, at road speed, in the ground effect, while running eight engines and burning a load of fuel. It is a cool looking toy, but you can beat that performance with any number of kit helicopters and flying platforms at a much lower fuel consumption. He keeps trying to use brute force to fly instead of coming up with a concept that will work.
Originally posted by esecallum
this should be banned immediately.
as arab muslin suicide terrorist bombers could easily fly the flying car into a 747 plane over a city killing thousands.
You won't be buzzing between skyscrapers anytime soon, unfortunately, as the Moller M200G Volantor is restricted to heights of 10 feet. That restriction is for civilian versions only, however, so it is perfectly plausible that greater altitudes can and will be achieved for a military application.