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Flying vehicle goes on sale in 2009

The M200G is a small airborne two passenger saucer-shaped vehicle that is designed to take-off and land vertically. It has the size of a small automobile and is powered by eight of the company’s Rotapower rotary engines, as well as an advanced cooling technology meant to reduce rotor weight and related mechanical stresses throughout the […]

Jul 24, 2008 | By Luxuo

The M200G is a small airborne two passenger saucer-shaped vehicle that is designed to take-off and land vertically.

It has the size of a small automobile and is powered by eight of the company’s Rotapower rotary engines, as well as an advanced cooling technology meant to reduce rotor weight and related mechanical stresses throughout the engine.

This SF concept might become a reality soon, since Moller International have announced that they’re beginning the mass production.

According to Dr. Moller, the inventor, it’s “the ultimate off-road vehicle” able to travel over any surface. “It’s not a hovercraft, although its operation is just as easy. You can speed over rocks, swampland, fences, or log infested waterways with ease because you’re not limited by the surface. The electronics keep the craft stabilized at no more than 10 feet altitude, which places the craft within ground effect where extra lift is obtained from operating near the ground. This lets you glide over terrain at 50 mph that would stop most other vehicles,”

The Company is set to offer the Jetson for sale only via an international auction. A potential bidder can become a “candidate qualified to bid” by establishing his or her ability to meet the $150,000 reserve. No deposit will be required until a successful bid occurs. Qualified participants will be advised on a regular basis as to the Jetson’s production status and its anticipated auction schedule.

Though, don’t be too impatient because they have been saying for over 20 years now they are about 2 years away from production. In addition, there isn’t any firm price and no information on number of production vehicles that will be available, not to mention that nobody knows how to become a qualified “candidate”.

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