Moller's Skycar Is Coming

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby JoeP » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:23 pm

I do not see the big advantage in having a car/aircraft hybrid.

A small personal VTOL aircraft is a fine thing to have. But if you have that, then driving on the road somewhere with it is not a very big plus.

Oh, sure, maybe due to laws or local restrictions on landing and takeoff I suppose you might have some problem wanting to launch and land in your driveway or parking garage in a dense suburb. So you might think: hey I want to land somewhere and then drive home on the highway.

However, if personal aircraft were to become as affordable as cars, then infrastructure could easily be adapted. For example, a neighborhood landing/takeoff parking area in a cul-de-sac for n-houses. Better to optimize for flying or driving because there isn't going to be a very good solution for the combination. Well, so long as anti-gravity devices aren't available and you have to rely on thrust and lift.

And this "Skycar" doesn't look at all like a car to me. Looks like a Cessna TTx with four smaller engines w/enclosed props. I would not be caught dead "driving" that aircraft down the interstate highway!

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby williatw » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:37 pm


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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby JoeP » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:39 pm

I'd rather drive to the local airport and take my chopper or light aircraft. If I had one. But that's IMO.

I also do not see any reason why there should not be a requirement for a pilots license either. It is an aircraft, and not an ultra-light or a glider, which IIRC are the types of vehicles that may be exempt from the licensing requirements.

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby GIThruster » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:42 pm

"Courage is not just a virtue, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby GIThruster » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:41 pm

"Courage is not just a virtue, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." C. S. Lewis

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby williatw » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:40 am



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Told elsewhere top speed of 100mph greater than 10 minutes flight time (depending on pilot's weight) and fuel is kerosene. No info on price and the inventor isn't saying when/if/how much it will be available for to the public. Also heard they are working on a JB-10 model no info about it.

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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby williatw » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:13 pm


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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby williatw » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:29 pm

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Empty Weight (lbs): 83

Max Thrust (lbs @ ISA)*: 395

Max speed (mph): > 120

Endurance (mins)**: 8

Fuel: Kerosene/diesel

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JB-11
JetPack

SPECS


Empty Weight (lbs): 115

Max Thrust (lbs @ ISA)*: 530

Max speed (mph): > 120

Endurance (mins)**: 10

Fuel: Kerosene/diesel

Operating Ceiling (ft) 15,000

Piloted/Fully autonomous: Piloted

*Maximum thrust can vary depending on density altitude

**Endurance is dependent on pilot weight and density altitude


▸ Price



$340,000

(base price - current as of February 2019. Subject to indexed price escalation to delivery date, and options chosen. FOB Los Angeles, CA)



https://jetpackaviation.com/jetpacks/
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Re: Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Postby williatw » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:38 pm



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