Re: will aircars destroy the auto industry?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 05:14:34 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> > > Michael S. Lorrey wrote: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
> > Spike Jones wrote: I realize this is the claim, but I cannot convince myself that
> > it is true,
> > even tho I desperately want to, Mike. More later, I wanna sharpen
> > my calcs. spike
> OK I sharpened my calcs and I *still* cant make these numbers happen,
> not even close. I would believe 2 mpg, but not 20. Could Moller have
> dropped a decimal place on the trusty old slide rule? Even at 2 MPG,
> there might be certain circs where such a device could be useful however.
> Hey you know, this aircar discussion is like the gun control debate, only
> friendlier. {8^D It seems to come up periodically, and it is very
> predictable. What we need are some hard numbers to end some of
> our speculations. spike

Even normal existing aircraft get better than 2 mpg, Spike. Even
helicopters do better than that, not much better, but better. Can you
post your calcs?


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