Re: will aircars destroy the auto industry?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 06:06:27 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> john grigg wrote:
> > Moller has been trying very hard to get a big auto maker to partner with him
> > so he can have the resources necessary to make the aircar practical and
> > affordable but he has had no takers. When trying to do this in the
> > aerospace sector a Boeing v.p. told him "we just don't see a large market
> > for aircars!" lol!!
> Why do you suppose that is John? I would offer two possible reasons:
> the Moller aircar makes so much noise as to be illegal with 1000 meters
> of anything, and secondly it would need to devour fuel at such a prodigious
> rate as to make it too expensive to operate for any practical purpose.
> These are speculations only, based on my back of the envelope calcs.
> If these are wrong, however, I definitely want an aircar. {8^D spike

supposedly it gets something like 20 mpg. It is a ducted fan system,
using rotary wankel type engines, so its probably less noisy than jets
or helicopters would be

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