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http://www.gizmag.com/the-autovolantor-flying-car/9978/
[image] The autovolantor Flying Car By Jack Martin Sept 9, 2008
Moller International has announced that it has designed a hybrid flying =

car. The two-seater autovolantor is fashioned in the shape of a Ferrari =

599 GTB with wings and is claimed to be capable of lifting off vertically
from a traffic jam and flying at up to 150 mph for a short distance =

(about 15 minutes). The autovolantor is designed to function on the road
very much like a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) using one of its
eight Rotapower engines to generate enough electrical power to drive for
up to 40 miles.

Moller International received a request to design this vehicle from a
wealthy foreign businessman who was unable to commute from the city to
his country home due to the overcrowded streets of Moscow. Moller =

conducted a preliminary analysis and found that a hybrid propulsion =

system powered by engines and electric motors together with its =

propriety eight-fan stabilized aircraft design could be blended to =

create the autovolantor.

Scale model wind tunnel testing and further analysis predicted =

surprisingly good all around performance for the combined car-aircraft =

according to Moller. While the cost for developing a prototype was =

estimated at over US$5 million, Moller believes production versions of
the autovolantor could be produced for under US$250,000 in modest =

volumes ...

It should also be noted that Moller International is now 25 years old, =

and was formed with the expressed purpose of creating VTOL vehicles - =

Moller had been previously successful in a number of ventures and has =

demonstrated the [viability] of his ideas, but has yet to produce a =

commercially available aircraft or flying car ...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D8upiUPyQaPo
[video 1:02 to 1:54] Moller Autovolantor ... Fast Lane Daily- 12Sept =

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1082448/Stuck-traffic-Meet-n=
ew-supercar-based-Ferrari-fly-jams--500-000.html
[images] ... new supercar based on a Ferrari that could fly you out =

of jams - for =A3500,000 By Arthur Martin 3rd Nov 2008
[=A9 Associated Newspapers Ltd]




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But how long does it take to get your flight plan approved?

David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
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