FLYING CARS

Anyone dreamed not only to drive the most luxurious vehicle that exists, but also they also wished to roam the road in their very own flying machine. Well, before this was truly just a dream. But that was before. In fact, the NASA people have constructed something which is called the The Highway in the Sky.” It’s a computer system designed to let millions of people fly whenever they please, and take off and land from wherever they please, in their very own vehicles. Need more good news? There are a lot of people building their own machines in which one will be able to buy. One of the newest inventors is named Woody Norris. He received Americas’ top prize for invention. It is the Lmelson-MIT award, a half million dollar cash prize to honor the life’s work and that includes a brand new personal flying machine.

This invention was called the AirScooter and its inventor Woody Norris says that it is going to be sale this year. It was actually tested outside San Diego, California. And can fly for 2 hours at 55 mph and go up to 10,000 feet above sea level. The machine quickly stops hovers sideways and straight down. Everything is controlled from the motorcycle-like handle bar. Push it forward and the two counter-rotating blades pivot forward. Push it back and it goes back. Norris says you won’t need a pilot’s license if you fly it under 400 feet in non-restricted air space. And he’s going to sell it for $50,000. Everything is controlled from the motorcycle-like handle bar. Push it forward and the two counter-rotating blades pivot forward. Push it back and it goes back. Norris says you won’t need a pilot’s license if you fly it under 400 feet in non-restricted air space.

Actually there are many inventors who have tried to cash in on personal flying machines. One that is built in 1956 called as Molt Taylor’s Aerocar. You could detach the wings and haul them behind you. But they failed to catch on because they were too expensive and hard to fly in bad weather. Furthermore, there is now way to manage all the inventions, until now. And this is because the NASA folks have come up with their own personal flying machine. Bruce Holmes is one of NASA’s chief strategists and has served in the White House, where he worked on the future of aviation. He showed Simon a flight simulator, a new computer system that can be put into any new airborne vehicle. He says it will make flying easy, and will manage all the new traffic up there.


And NASA called it “High way in the Sky”. Here’s how it works, In a NASA animation, pilots focus on one main screen. It’s very much like a videogame. Keep the plane inside the box, away from other vehicles, and the plane’s computers automatically guide them towards their destination. They can even follow the highway down to the ground.

Today, you’ll see a lot of flying cars not only of course on the road but also in the sky which is really new to our industry. There are actually several noted flying cars and these are the Mad Ludwig’s flying car, Aerocar International’s Aerocar, PAL-V: Personal Air and Land Vehicle, Moller M200X flying car, Skycar M400: Mollers latest design, Macro SkyRider X2R, Urban X-Hawk: The Revolutionary, Modular, VTOL Aircraft, Terrafugia Transition, LaBiche Aerospace FSC-1TM, MIT students roadable aircraft. Although there are now a lot of flying cars that invades the car industry, however, they are still rarely seen on public. Well, I guess most of them are private properties. Well, I just hope my favorite automakers will also make their own flying cars. Im sure they will also be excellent may it be in performance and style.

~ by khia0486 on May 8, 2008.

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