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celicadreams
10-09-2006, 04:27 PM
For over one million dollars you can purchase a flying car aka "Skycar" off eBay


Click to check it out! (http://www.moneybyauction.com/see/article.php?wh=2&id=24)

I wanna roll in one of these at the next meet...LOL

Dan_s_young
10-09-2006, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by celicadreams
For over one million dollars you can purchase a flying car aka "Skycar" off eBay


Click to check it out! (http://www.moneybyauction.com/see/article.php?wh=2&id=24)

I wanna roll in one of these at the next meet...LOL

Rotary powered baby!

dennisaur
10-09-2006, 05:23 PM
haha thats awesome... can you imagine being pulled over in that?

cop: your car isnt street-legal.
you: that's why i'm not ON the street.

celicadreams
10-09-2006, 05:30 PM
I wonder how long before we all roll in one of these????

I hope in the next 10-20years! I want one!

Canaduh
10-09-2006, 09:39 PM
With a top speed like that, I wouldn't even pull over :rofl:

SilverBoost
10-09-2006, 11:08 PM
If someone buys that they clearly have too much money.

scat19
10-10-2006, 12:41 AM
come a long way since the documentary on discovery a few years ago, it was so unstable at vtol that it needed a good 50 feet in either direction because it could hit something.


And reading the "ask a question", he cannot produce a 8130 FAA certicate of compliance on any part in the "sky car", nor a certicifate of airworthiness - therefore, there is no fucking point buying it at all.

theken
10-10-2006, 02:28 AM
id buy it if i were uber rich, fly like 30 feet above the roads

7thgenvic
10-10-2006, 02:43 AM
any vids of that thing in action

retro-steve
10-10-2006, 03:28 AM
there's a vid on that link, but if you look carefully you can see the cable near the end and also at the very beginning there's a black mass hovering with the car which is probably a crane hook... gg at a huge scam lol!

rage2
10-10-2006, 07:15 AM
They've been working on that skycar for like 10 yrs now.

djayz
10-10-2006, 07:21 AM
im pretty sure that black mass is a crane but it doesnt look like its pulling it up looks more like its keep it stable so it doesnt flip over or fly all over the place

looks like an insane machine tho 380mph top speed :eek:

SilverBoost
10-10-2006, 07:52 AM
well the thing is is that it's more plane than car and well if it look slike a plane they've already got that design down and it works. This thing is trying to use technology that hasn't been discovered yet. Like I said, too much money to burn if you want to buy this, which seems to be more or less just a sponsorship to fund their project, and in return you get the first model they built.

japancar
10-10-2006, 08:26 AM
Too bad you can't take it on the road...or even fly it since it isn't registered with the FAA. And, did you notice you have to get ITAR clearance? Wow!

DeeK
10-10-2006, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by 7thgenvic
any vids of that thing in action

ElS9BKSsezw

GQBalla
10-10-2006, 10:07 AM
lol pay a million dollers to hover on a loud ass piece

SilverBoost
10-10-2006, 12:55 PM
that sounded like a ricer flyby.

And those are free.

GQBalla
10-10-2006, 01:45 PM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ^^^^

Envitro
10-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Since it's not approved by the FAA as an aircraft, it's just a giant leaf-blower for $1.75 million... :confused:

Jesus
10-11-2006, 12:34 AM
I like the elegant landing.

BlueFrenzy
10-11-2006, 01:15 AM
That's nothing! I've seen wings on Civics bigger than the one on the Skycar and Civics that can go 556mph (including HP added from stickers).

But seriously the Skycar is interesting. But for a million dollars, that can get me a SLR and an Ferrari Enzo (only topspeed of 225mph though :( ) ... plus minus some change

dudeman
10-11-2006, 01:26 AM
Anyone ever hear of the avrocar project by Avro Canada? Google it, looks like a flying saucer, and designed to take off vertically, then level off and go supersonic!

Enzo this! i gotta ufo yo! :bigpimp:

celicadreams
10-11-2006, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Jesus
I like the elegant landing.

I know hey, LOL

celicadreams
10-12-2006, 04:51 PM
I think the amount of money that went into this project, I think they should came up with something better than a hover craft

celicadreams
10-18-2006, 02:43 PM
I was checking the status of the auction the other day and I came across a question asked. I thought it was very funny and couldn't stop laughing. LOL

Q: is it possible to fit parking sensors to assist with landing in shopping centres (the misses wrote of my mk1 golf like that) thank you
Oct-13-06
A: The M400X prototype does contain a number of sensors, but none specifically for that purpose. We anticipate to equip the next generation prototypes with a wide array of sensors, high-resolution cameras, and perhaps a new form of low cost radar that could assist with landing maneuvers. We envision a time when the landing sequence would be fully automatic, or nearly so.

SilverBoost
10-19-2006, 12:33 AM
I know one sensor they need. A bullshit sensor.

in*10*se
10-19-2006, 08:10 AM
you think if everyone on beyond chiped in 100 dollars we could bid on it?

its at $3M right now







Q: Does it come with a Flux Capacitor or similar?
Oct-13-06
A: The M400X prototype is powered by eight, internal combustion rotary engines, driving two fans that counter-rotate in each of the four ducted-fan nacelles....

:rofl:

:rofl: :rofl:

richardchan2002
10-19-2006, 08:29 AM
Imagine the paypal fees if you tried to pay via paypal. 3% of $1M is $30k!

DepTrotter
10-19-2006, 08:37 AM
this made me rofl


The undercarriage of the M400X is designed to use lightweight aircraft tires and wheels. We do not recommend that the buyer change these without a thorough analysis of the impact on the design. Cargo space is limited in the M400X prototype, but the redesigned M400 has much more cabin space and can accommodate about the same amount of luggage as a compact car.

Envitro
10-19-2006, 08:39 AM
So you can't put "sweet rims" on it? Maybe even spinners?

Damn :banghead:

topmade
10-19-2006, 08:40 AM
21 minutes to go till the auction ends. There must be a few beyonders out there with 3mil kicking around to buy this skycar.

Edit: the wire is obvious, but I think it's there for safety so their 10 yr project doesn't smash to the ground during tests if anything were to happen.

Auction ended at: 3,000,100 Reserve not met, I wonder how much there were expecting?

legendboy
10-19-2006, 09:05 AM
Q: Does it come with a Flux Capacitor or similar?
Oct-13-06
A: The M400X prototype is powered by eight, internal combustion rotary engines, driving two fans that counter-rotate in each of the four ducted-fan nacelles....more




Q: You have no idea how excited I am about this vehicle! For some time now I have been tormented by my conscience and only now after seeing this auction realise...more
Oct-13-06
A: The downwash air temperature of the M400X prototype is only about 4 degrees higher than ambient conditions. Hope this doesn't put a crimp in your pla...more




Q: is it possible to fit parking sensors to assist with landing in shopping centres (the misses wrote of my mk1 golf like that) thank you
Oct-13-06
A: The M400X prototype does contain a number of sensors, but none specifically for that purpose. We anticipate to equip the next generation prototypes with...more




Q: I commend you on replying to all the dumb questions that people have asked you, but why has you stock dropped to only fifty cents or so a share when you...more
Oct-13-06
A: Moller International does not control market activity. The buyers and sellers in the market determine it.



:rofl:

DepTrotter
10-19-2006, 09:48 AM
wow it ended with no sale.. thats fucking stupid

PremiumRSX
10-21-2006, 03:11 PM
Maybe they were testing to market to see how many people bid and how much they would pay?

Drsuce
10-22-2006, 05:43 PM
maybe it was just to get some publicity? :P

Xtrema
10-22-2006, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by DepTrotter
wow it ended with no sale.. thats fucking stupid

A million just of hover for a few minutes in your backyard? No thanks. Unless we can invent a way for a car to hover with completely no power, we'll never be in a hovering car.

azndragon1234
10-22-2006, 11:10 PM
fake...u can still see the cable holding the stupid thing up and its wailing back and forth making it so fake(using the cable)

h_s
10-22-2006, 11:22 PM
i was actually gonna bid 3,000,101.00 (and fuck no i dont have that kind of money) but it has ended...

look at the buyers trade scores... looks like hes a deadbeat buyer so i wouldnt count on a sale here